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