Take this quiz to determine if you’re taking the most effective approach. Good luck!
Waiting until the first parent-teacher conference to discuss performance.
Emailing the teacher. If you don’t receive an immediate response, push off the discussion until the first parent-teacher conference.
Getting in touch with the top professional in your child’s school. There’s no need to waste time with the teacher.
Reaching out to your teen’s teacher and asking for the best way to connect about your concerns.
Make a phone call. Phone calls work best for you.
Send an email. Electronic communication is easiest for you.
Ask the teacher his/her prefered contact method.
Ask for the teacher’s mobile number. You’re most accessible via text.
Let your teen know and discuss why.
Make sure your teen is out of earshot. It’s none of his/her business.
Ask your teen for permission.
I would never reach out. My child is old enough to handle school without me.
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