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Importance of Good Parent Teacher RelationshipsYour child’s teacher spends the most time of the day with your child. There is always a special relationship between your kid and his/her teacher. As a parent, it is very important that you build a good/solid relationship with your child’s teacher too. You get to know both emotional and mental progress of your child regularly, if you have a good relationship with your child’s teacher. Are you ready to know the right way to build a concrete relationship with your child’s teacher? Here you go! Read some of the peak peeves of most teachers out there and learn how to build a good relationship with teachers.

Stay away from these major ‘favorite peeves’ of teachers:

Odds are teachers will be very polite to notify about the following matters directly to you. So, read the following pet peeves of most teachers and never ever, do them!

1. Don’t try to discuss about a specific issue with your child’s teacher when you pick-up or drop-off your child to school. Your child’s teacher may be very busy for saying ‘bye’ or ‘hi’ as she has to deal with a lot of parents and children. Also, if you talk to the teacher about a topic that is not suitable to discuss in the presence of your kid, your child might understand the problem (if, he is there in that vicinity), even though he seems to be actively talking or playing with his buddies. So, it’s better to contact the teacher individually and talk about things.

2. Never insist your child to keep her clothes neat and tidy all the time at school. Chances are high that your child may lose a pair of mitten or gloves in her outdoor recess or in her physical education class. It’s okay if your child misplace things at times!! Most schools offer personal box and cubby for children to keep their things safe. If not, you can buy additional gloves and mittens and store them for emergencies.

3. Never be late for the ‘circle time’. A lot of preschools begin the day by assembling all the kids (making them stand in a circle) to perform or discuss things such as weather, specific activities. Furthermore,  the principal might review the to-do list of that day’s proceedings. So, circle time is an essential fragment of the preschool routine. If your kid fail to spot it, he may feel a little misplaced, particularly if , he’s the only student who missed the circle time.

4. Your ignorance about the school’s regulation policies is the main thing that may upset your child’s teacher (and the school). For instance, if your child’s teacher has the time-out policy in her class, never show objection or make a complaint about that policy even if you don’t like it. This is because, your objection might confuse your child and she may not agree with her teacher. So, before deciding your kid’s school, check whether the school’s policies and viewpoints harmonize with your individual policies. Make sure whether you can respect these policies in any case.

Ways to impress your child’s teacher:

1. Once in a while, check your kid’s (school) cubby to make certain that the additional clothes in the cubby are still appropriate for that particular season and also double check that your kiddo has not outgrown those clothes.

2. Every day, make sure that your kid clearly knows who (whether mom or dad) is going to pick him up from the school in the evening. This is to avoid any anxiety in your kid at the end of the day. The teacher can also prepare your kid accordingly.

3. Label the sandwich variety that you have packed for your child for his lunch. For instance, if your child’s classroom is peanut-free, and you have prepared the sandwich with ‘sunflower’ butter or with some other ‘nut’ butter, it will save the teacher’s time in inquiring about the kind of the sandwich.

4. Share your kid’s specific interests (that she showed on a holiday trip or excursion) with your child’s teacher. This may maneuver your kid to the class-room elements that’ll plea most to her.

Teacher’s expectations from parents to do at home

Even though, the teacher plays a major role in your child’s academics, emotional and mental stability, as a parent, you still have to do a lot of things with your child at home too. Let’s discuss about the most significant things that your child’s teacher expects you to do at home in order to help out your child perform better in his/her school? Take a look at your child’s teacher’s crucial wishlist one by one.

Play classic games with your child: At this moment, children mostly spend a lot of time in using latest technologies. This has made the fundamentals such as sharing with other kids, waiting for their turns and playing reasonable games to pass by the hard shoulder. For this reason, kids come across more tears, disappointments, aggravation and irritation at their school playgrounds. You can avoid this by playing some classic board-games with your kids at home. Also, you can involve them in paper cutting, play-rock, hide-and-seek in order to teach basic rules and skills that are required for playing games with other kids of their age.

Ask detailed questions to your child: Trade “Hope you had a good day at school today” for even more comprehensive and detailed phrases or questions. For example, you can ask, “What have you learnt at science class today?” and “Are you doing addition in your Math class these days?” Such precise, explicit questions are known as “discussion-starter questions”. Such questions will provide you with an enhanced “quick peek” into your child’s world. In addition to that, such detailed queries also help your child to expand essential societal skills that he/she might need at the school.

Read the important notes from your child’s teacher: Every day, take enough time to check your child’s school folder to know about the class bulletin, authorization slips and some other important notes from your child’s teacher. This will provide you with crucial things and events that’s happening (or going to happen) at your kid’s school. Also, this helps you to prepare him/her for those. Neither you or your child will be in high spirits if, for instance, you have forgotten the yearly ‘picture day’ at school!!

Never try to wipe down noses and shoes always: Trust me! Your kid can do things on his own! Perhaps not on the very first time! But, be patient and wait.  Even better, be unswerving! Though, some tasks may have the need of your supervision in the beginning, you can gradually leave individual space for your kid to try out things on his own way. You may be surprised to know that your kid’s ‘wisdom of independence even rubbed off on his classmates.  You may never know. Your child may become the trend-setter for other kids!!