Parent Teacher Communication
Helping Adults Learn How to
Work Together to Help Teens
PARENTS--Ever wonder what goes on in your daughters’ life between the time she leaves for school and the time she gets out of school? I guarantee there’s someone who could fill you in. Her teacher.
TEACHERS--Ever curious about what goes on in the homes of your students every night? Her parents could help with that.
Parent Teacher communication can help not only fill each party in on the whole picture of a teenager’s life, but when parents and teachers work together, they can become a tremendous force for good in a young, developing life.
Some Things to Consider:
You are both on the same team.
Parents, show your teachers love. He/She has a lot of students to care for and a very busy schedule. Teachers are performing a very vital public service and as long as they are sincere in their concern for their students, they need some celebration. Spread goodness and love by telling someone when they’re doing a good job. Teachers can be a very helpful resource for information that might help you better understand your child’s concerns/behavior.
Teachers, don’t judge the parents. Unless you see some tell-tale signs of abuse or hear it from the child, assume the parents are trying their best. It never hurts to celebrate a parent, either. As we should all know, parenthood is the most under-appreciated, over-worked job in the world (right next to teaching ). So be kind, be complimentary, and be supportive. Please don’t compete with a parent for the child’s affection. Teens are often seeking adult role models, you can be that without replacing the parent.
Communicate with each other.
If you know of something that you think would be helpful information for your teen’s teacher or parent-- communicate it. A thoughtful note, a friendly call—in either direction can help head off misunderstandings and build a united front that can put you both on the “same page” in dealing with teenage issues. Don’t assume the other party knows something. Like any relationship, it’s best to communicate.
Teenage Girls Today Need Positive Adult Influences In Their Lives More Than Ever.
As parents and teachers you can work together to make a difference in the life of a teenage girl.
Every girl becomes a woman.
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