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09/06/2019
Your child's teacher has a tremendous amount of influence in their life. Learn how to build a strong working relationship with them for your child's benefit through this post by The Tutoring Center, Auburn CA. 

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How to Establish a Parent-Teacher Relationship

Introduce Yourself to Your Child's Teacher

The first step in building any successful relationship, with whomever, is to make sure that you know who they are and that they know who you are. That's why, before anything else happens, you need to meet your child's teacher and introduce yourself to them. You may get to meet the teacher at the beginning of the school year, as it's likely they will set up a meeting to know the parents and relay information on what will take place during the rest of the school term. During this meeting, you should grab the teacher's attention for a couple of minutes. While you have it, introduce yourself, tell them who your child is, and ask them to exchange contact information (like email and telephone number). It's also a good idea to let them know of your willingness and availability to work with them and assist them for the benefit of your child's education.

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Have Conversations About Your Child

Once you've already settled the first part of the relationship-building process, it's time to have conversations with the teacher for your child's benefit. Having meetings with the teacher every so often as the year advances, will help you stay on top of your child's progress. Moreover, setting up these meetings will let the teacher know that you're eager to keep the communication channels open. For ideas of what you should discuss during your conversations, read the ones listed below:
  • Is there anything you would like to know about my child? This first question is more pertinent at the beginning of the school year, as it goes over information the teacher may want to know about your child. Sharing a bit about your child's life, their strengths, their challenges, their preferences, etc., can help the teacher understand them better.
  • How are my child's social skills? School helps your child develop academically. However, it also helps them to develop in a social manner. At school, your child interacts with teachers and other students. It's important that you talk to the teacher about how they're doing (even if they behave appropriately when they're with you), and if there are any related issues you should address.
  • What's my child's learning style? Another topic you should discuss during your meetings with the teacher is that of your child's learning style. This way, you can both be on the same page and share ideas regarding what study methods could make your child's learning experiences more effective.
  • How can I help? A final thing you should touch on during your meetings with the teacher is how you can help. If you followed the advice given above, you already stated that you're more than willing to help your child become a better student. However, it's important to reiterate that sentiment. Moreover, now that you know what key things need to be worked on, you should ask the teacher this question to learn what strategies could work best to address those challenges.

Get Involved with the School

A last tip that can make a big difference in your relationship with the teacher and in your child's performance in school is that of getting involved with the school. For example, you should be there for your child: going to school meetings and presentations can be a great way to start. Whenever you can, you should even try participating in and offering your time for other school activities (such as school dances, class trips, bake sales, social events, and more). If you do this, the teacher will see you as a parent they can rely on to make their teaching efforts more effective. More importantly, however, being there for your child in these events can strengthen your own relationship with them. It may even have a positive impact in how your child relates to other students, teachers, and to the school itself.  

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