Within a week of school starting, it begins. You can almost hear the groaning noises from tables, countertops and in-boxes as paper after paper piles up. The computer inbox swells as emails fly in daily. Homework, class reminders, past due assignments, team schedules. Face it, kids generate a lot of paperwork. But by figuring out a good system that works for you, you will save yourself not only time and energy but also a lot of headaches.
A meeting between you and your child’s teacher can be a powerful tool for helping your child succeed in school. Whether scheduled by the school, requested by you or suggested by the teacher, such a meeting gives you a platform to learn about your child and to assert your child’s needs. Follow these nine guidelines for more productive (and even enjoyable) parent-teacher conferences.
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