Re: “Parent-teacher interviews often unsatisfying,” March 12.
When my eight children attended schools many moons ago, we made it our duty and privilege to talk to the teachers, not only on parents’ nights, but at any time when we felt the need.
This started when I was told by a teacher that she appreciated the interest we showed in our child. She indicated that it made for her a difference whether a parent showed interest in the development of their child.
She said: “It should not make any difference for me whether a parent comes to talk about their child, but it does; automatically, my interest is on a higher alert level to assist those children who were discussed on parents’ night.”
Over the years, this had a positive influence for each of our children. After all, it’s all about teamwork and understanding to further the progress of each child. When all is said and done, it simply comes down to the parents talking to teachers.
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