Read Related: A Mom’s Imperfect Back To School ExperienceALWAYS FOLLOW THROUGH Whenever you speak to your child’s teacher and discuss something specific, make sure you follow through. For a teacher, there is nothing better than knowing that you can speak with a parent who will handle a situation at home so it does not escalate in the classroom. This is true of disciplinary and academic issues. When you follow through, show that teacher you care by writing a note explaining how you handled the situation.
OPEN COMMUNICATION RIGHT FROM THE START Reaching out to your child’s teacher is another way to show that you care. This shows that your child’s education is important to you and that you support your child’s teacher. Whether you speak to his teacher at Orientation or send a brief letter of introduction, the teacher will know that you are approachable and interested. It also helps forge a friendly alliance, so that you and the teacher can avoid confrontation in the event that an unfortunate incident should happen during the year.