Working Together with Your Child's Teacher

Resolve Conflicts Respectfully

You can probably handle most problems in a conference or with a couple of additional phone calls. However, if you and the teacher don't see eye to eye at any point during the year, it's a good idea to ask the principal or a school counselor to mediate and suggest a resolution, says Rosemarie Clark, coauthor of The School-Savvy Parent (Free Spirit Publishing). Try to have a positive attitude. If you attack the teacher, the principal is likely to defend her instead of listening to your point of view.

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