10 Talks to Have at the Start of the School Year

Set your child up for a successful school year by having these important conversations with your child, your teacher, your doctor, other parents, your family -- and yourself.

Talk with the Teacher

Talk with her teacher during the first week of school. Without being pushy, clarify your child’s challenges and strengths. Tell the teacher about discipline strategies that have worked in the past, and let him know about your child’s interests—create an album of photos and anecdotes so he gets a well-rounded view of her. If you have an IEP or 504 Plan in place, make sure her teacher knows about it.
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