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09/06/2019
The teacher is one of the most influential people in your child's life. Learn how to build a working relationship with them that can benefit your child's education through this post by The Tutoring Center, Houston TX (Memorial).

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How to Establish a Parent-Teacher Relationship

Meet and Introduce Yourself to the Teacher

How can you expect to have a great working relationship with your child's teacher, if you both don't even know who the other is? That's why, the first step in this process is to meet and introduce yourself to the teacher. It's very likely that the school will require you to attend a meeting for you to see the installations, meet the teacher, and learn information of what the school year will be like. And while you're in that meeting, you should find some time to come close to the teacher and talk to them on a personal level. While you do, it's recommended that you exchange contact information with them (for example, phone numbers and email), so you can stay in touch if needed. While you have their attention, you may also want to let them know of your willingness to work with them to improve your child's education and learning process. Do this so you both know you're in the same page.

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Talk to Them About Your Child

So the first step has been taken, and now you know who your child's teacher is and they know who you are. Still, to have a working relationship with them, you need to keep the communication channels open. That's why, you should make it a point to have conversations with them as the school year advances. Here are some of the topics you may want to discuss during your meetings:
  • Is there anything you would like to know about my child? Especially during the first part of the school year, you should be open with the teacher and encourage them to ask information they'd wish to know about your child. Sharing it with them may help them understand your child better. For example, share their likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses with the teacher, as well as some of the experiences that have shaped your child.
  • How is my child doing socially? Aside from learning, school is a great place for your child to develop their social skills. You know your child better than anyone, but you'd be surprised to learn that they behave differently while you're not around. That's why you should ask the teacher this question. Learn if your child is socializing correctly and what you can do to help them face any challenges they are going through in this respect.
  • What's my child's learning style? It's always a good idea to ask this question. Even if you do know what your child's learning style is, it's good to know that the teacher and you are on the same page. Moreover, if you didn't know your child's learning style, being aware of it will allow you to provide more effective study aids at home.
  • How can I help? Finally, you should reiterate that you're willing to work with them to help your child become a better learner and reach their academic potential. This questions is particularly important if the teacher has already stated that your child is having a challenging time in a particular aspect of their school life.

Become an Active Participant

As a final tip, you should become an active participant in your child's education. This will definitely strengthen your bond with the teacher. More importantly, however, being there for your child will have a great positive impact in their academic efforts. Something as simple as attending the meetings and presentations can be the confidence boost your child needs. Whenever possible, you can even donate some of your time for class trips, bake sales, school dances, and other social activities that the school may have going on. In the end, you'll see that doing so will bring you closer to your child. Additionally, your presence in their academic life may also influence how they relate to the school and the other students there.

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