June brings final exams for students of all ages. Watching children go through this ritual can be as stressful for parents as for the students themselves. And that can be difficult. We want to get involved, to make sure they’re learning what they need to learn and that they understand all the implications of every fact they’re collecting.
Give choices in subject matter, time, or place of study. For example: Would the child like to do math or English first? When is their best, most alert time of day? Would they like to study in their rooms or on the couch?
While many parents are relieved that their children are back in school, balancing a family’s varying schedules can be near impossible. Soccer, hockey, dance, skating, Brownies, Scouts, skiing, swimming, school activities, homework, not to mention play and sleep time, fill our children’s lives. Now add in the parental activities, including work, fitness, volunteering, and home maintenance and well, 24-hours just doesn’t seem to be enough.
Long before you ever meet, you and your child's teacher have a mutual goal - the success of your child. Parent/teacher conferences are an integral part of your communication with the school. Conferencing not only provides the opportunity to share a wealth of information about your child, it also helps to create a partnership with the teacher that will assist your child through their most formative years.
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