It’s the start of a new school year and you want to get off on the right foot with your child’s new teacher. A positive parent-teacher relationship is in the interests of both you and your child. Master the do’s and don’ts of dealing with teachers:
Do introduce yourself
Establish a relationship with the teacher by introducing yourself, preferably within the first few weeks.
Don’t bring up concerns when you bump into the teacher over the weekend
This isn’t the time or the place to discuss issues meant for parent evenings. Make an appointment to see the teacher if you have some concerns or questions about your child’s progress.
Do say no
Don’t commit to help out if you really don’t have the time. An honest ‘no’ will be appreciated so much more than some excuse later on.
Don’t keep quiet
If you are concerned about your child’s placing or suspect that someone is bullying him, don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. During the week teachers probably spend more time with your child than you do. They can keep a close eye on things and report back to you.