As families are getting back into the school routine, it’s good to be reminded of the importance of parents establishing themselves in the parent-teacher-child relationship.
Some parents may be fortunate enough to have an established relationship with their child’s new teacher, maybe an older sibling had the same teacher or the parent is really involved at the school, but more often than not, a new teacher means a new relationship. It’s important to get off on the right foot.
Check out the Good Housekeeping article, Parent-Teacher Talk, for strategies to help. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/school/parent-teacher-communication
The article has some common sense ideas to developing that relationship and some new ways of thinking it through.
How we handle ourselves early on with our children’s teachers will set the tone for the entire year. It’s worth taking the time to make a plan for your involvement and help ensure a successful school year for your child.