Take a Proactive Approach with the Teacher: Introduce yourself to the teachers on the first day. Let them know you have high expectations for your child and would appreciate a quick communication should problems arise. Exchange best ways to contact each other. Communication between schools and parents has improved greatly thanks to technology. Take advantage of it. Visit your school’s parent portal daily to keep abreast of your child’s progress, any teacher notes and problems that your child may not be sharing with you. This is the way in which many moms often find out about a failed test or a homework project that wasn’t turned in.