United We Learn: 11 Rules for a Better Parent-Teacher Partnership

Communicating and coordinating regularly with your child's teacher isn't being pushy or overbearing; it's giving him every opportunity he deserves to shine at school. Here, learn how to best bridge the home-school gap and get the teacher on your side.

Be a Team Player

Your child spends six hours a day, some 1,200 hours a year, in a classroom with his teacher each year. When you and the teacher work together, your child will have a positive and successful school experience – educationally and socially. It takes effort, but make sure you establish a cooperative relationship with the teacher.
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