Kristin E. Bieber, Ph.D.
Attending parent-teacher conferences sends the message that you value what takes place at school and that learning is important. Research also shows that collaborative home-school relationships are linked with high academic achievement and low rates of disruptive behaviors. Below are some tips to help you make the most of parent-teacher conferences.
Do not assume that there are no concerns because your child's teacher has not contacted you. If you have specific questions or concerns, contact your child's teacher in between parent-teacher conferences. Be proactive so that your child can get the most out of his or her classroom experience.