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In touch with your child's teacher, building a positive bond

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It is a known fact that children spend considerable amount of their time in school. And it becomes necessary for parents to stay in touch with teachers, while they're not around with their children.
Associating with teachers may do a lot of favour for you as a parent, in learning about your child's behaviour and timely response in a classroom or in an educational set up.

Looking at your child's education graph, remember that you are working with teachers, as a team, basically to oversee, manage, monitor and support your child's response to education, society and family, in numerous ways. Some ways to build a positive bond with your child's teacher are as follows:

Build a positive bond with your child's teacher

Visits matter.

Make appointments and visit. Meet your child's teachers once in a while. Discover the other side of your child, by bumping into his/her school, to watch what they're doing, along with teacher's guidance. Listen to what the teachers have to share about your child. May be the teachers would know some aspects of your child which you wouldn't know otherwise.

Feedback helps.

Timely feedback about your child on academic performances, from the teachers, would be helpful. Feedback are essential, be it negative or positive. Just try and be open to hear them out, to enable a progressive growth of your child. It helps you to take necessary steps to prune your child according to situational needs of school, home and other areas of life. Find out if they have any special needs.

Hear it out.

You may be protective about your child, but know for sure that teachers share an equally responsible challenge of taking care of them at school, in your absence. Try to respect and hear their observations and concerns on your child. Teachers gather lot of study and evaluation on the overall behavioural pattern and performance of your child, inside and outside classroom. If there are things which you aren't able to agree with, about your child, that's alright. Do no react though, but respond and cooperate politely instead.

Work with them.

After you receive the feedback and guidance from the teachers about your children, try to work with them in bringing the best out of your child, in an orderly manner and in the right way. Ask them for advises on your child. See how best you can help your child overcome his/her weaknesses or disabilities. Suggest support and help teachers in any possible way, whenever required.

Keep yourself updated.

Attend school meetings, programmes, other activities arranged by the teachers in the school. Enquire about your child's overall progress, from time to time. Trace and see if your child is at his/her best. If you are unable to attend such activities, write emails to the teachers to learn about your child's performances or behaviour at school, etc.

Together with the teachers, you'll learn to add value into your child's growth and creativity, on an overall level.
In a one to one setting with the child's teacher, you would actually learn to care more for your child's progress and success.

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