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.

Keep It Positive

Whether you are talking on the phone, emailing, or sitting face-to-face with your child’s teacher, make sure communication is positive and upbeat. Attacking the teacher makes her defensive, leaving her less willing to cooperate with you. Focus on the fact that most teachers want to help and to see your child succeed.
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