Parent-Teacher Conferences

Eight steps to parental success

Kids thrive when they feel the adults in their lives see them in a consistent way. So parents and teachers should try to use the precious minutes of a conference to reach an agreement about a child's strengths and challenges and to unite on the best ways they each can respond to them. Here are some tips on how to build a relationship that will benefit all:

1. Be there. Research shows that children do better academically when both parents attend conferences and PTA meetings. A parental no-show sends a message to a child that maybe school isn't such a high...

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