4 ways to get along bet­ter with your kid’s teach­ers

Young Parents (Singapore) - - The Right Start Issue -

Coreen Soh of The Lit­tle Skool-House In­ter­na­tional shares her tips:

LOOK FOR OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES TO MEET AND IN­TER­ACT WITH THEM Most preschools of­fer a num­ber of plat­forms where par­ents and teach­ers can con­nect. These may be class-based or cen­tre-based and al­low for teach­ers and par­ents to work on shared goals to­gether, dis­cuss per­spec­tives, seek sup­port, and get to know each other bet­ter.

AFFIRM THE TEACH­ERS’ EF­FORTS Teach­ers do ap­pre­ci­ate it when par­ents ac­knowl­edge their ef­forts, and it’s al­ways good to show your care and con­cern for them.

SHOW THAT YOU’RE IN­VOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S PRESCHOOL LIFE There are many ways to go about this – you could be a par­ent vol­un­teer, re­spond to the teacher’s emails or notes, or sim­ply have a chat with her dur­ing drop-off or pick-up.

SHOW RE­SPECT WHEN IN­TER­ACT­ING WITH THEM – EVEN IF YOU DON’T AGREE WITH THEM When there are dif­fer­ing views or opin­ions, be re­spect­ful and try not to take their feed­back per­son­ally. Your re­la­tion­ship with them should be based on co­op­er­a­tion and mu­tual sup­port.

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