Those of us who are parents know that sinking, “pit-in-your-stomach” feeling when we get a message from our child’s teacher. We anticipate bad news, knowing that a message from a teacher usually pertains to behavior or schoolwork. We feel ourselves remembering how it felt to be a child, knowing that the teacher was going to call our own parents.
So, how do we prepare ourselves in anticipation of that face to face meeting? There are definitely ways to ensure that all parties benefit and I have provided a list of key areas to focus on.