Kristin E. Bieber, Ph.D.
You can help your child get the most out of the school year by developing a relationship with his or her teacher. Communicating with your child's teacher is necessary to understand your child's strengths and needs, to learn how well he or she gets along with peers, and to help problem-solve academic, social, or behavioral issues. Here are some tips for approaching your child's teacher to address four common concerns:
Remember that both you and your child's teacher want your child to be successful in the classroom. Acknowledge efforts that the teacher has made and thank him or her for instituting helpful strategies. Even if you do not agree about everything, keeping your shared goal in mind will help you navigate tricky situations.