Parent-teacher conferences present an excellent opportunity to find out how your child is adjusting to the new school year and to get to know her teachers.
Here are some general hints on how to have a successful conference.
Talk to Your Child
Ask your child if there is anything that he would like you to discuss with the teacher.
Jot down everything that you want to talk about at the conference.
Be On Time
Arrive promptly or a few minutes early.
Start Off on the Right Foot
Begin with positive comments about the teacher or classroom.
Stay on Track
Avoid lengthy discussions of topics that are not related to the purpose of the conference.
Listen to What the Teacher Has to Say
Be open-minded to suggestions from the teacher.
Keep your emotions under control.
Tell Your Child What You Discussed
Take notes about what has been discussed to share with your child.
Express appreciation for the conference.
Stay Within Your Conference Time
Do not stay beyond your allotted time.