To help your child learn well, their teacher is the right person. Here is how to develop a healthy relationship with them.
What the article is about
- Importance of parent-teacher relationship and how to develop a meaningful foundation
An effective parent-teacher relationship can be one of the most important factors in the growth of a child. It needs constant effort from both sides to ensure that children benefit from these collaborative efforts. It is not difficult as it requires patience and a sense of understanding to move forward. So, without much ado, here are some helpful tips for you on how to develop a healthy relationship with your child’s teachers.
Meeting your child’s teachers should aim at developing a healthy and professional relationship. Let them know how you foresee your child’s growth and understand their perspective as well. Teachers have more knowledge of what is the best approach for each child, considering their sensitivities and interests.
It is common for children to come back from school with some grievances. Here, nobody is at fault as things can go wrong because of several reasons. Seeing your child in pain can lead to steps taken in emotions, but it is best to avoid it. When you contact the teacher, do so calmly after understanding the situation pragmatically. In this way, you can develop a healthy relationship with teachers.
Make your children understand that both their parents and teachers are working with a common goal, which is helping them grow. This will only be possible when you trust the teacher’s knowledge and professionalism. When both of you are with the child, it is best to avoid any confrontation about teaching methods or any other issues. In case you are familiar with certain things, a conversation in private would be the best way forward.
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Be an active participant
Schools and teachers often share helpful resources they feel are ideal for parents. Whenever you receive such information resources, read and understand the material. The main intention behind the creation of these resources is to make learning an easier experience for your child both in school and at home.
In your early parenting years, there will be several responsibilities on your shoulders. This can be overwhelming, but it is important to stay committed to the development of your child. It is also essential to let the teachers know if your child is having any issues that can hamper their learning.
Building meaningful relationships require a lot of dedication and commitment. Take out some time from your schedule and dedicate it whole-heartedly to meeting your child’s teachers. Remain open for dialogue, show willingness to communicate concerns, and be ready to accept feedback at regular intervals.
Respect the teachers because, at the end of the day, they are shaping your children into brilliant beings.
(Naved Peerzada is a freelance writer with Children's Community Foundation)