7 Things to Do When a Teacher Calls Home

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Don't Get Defensive

Your first instinct may be to get defensive or deflect blame. However, butting heads with school staff is not only unproductive, it can cause unnecessary tension with your child's educator. “The parent must commit to seeing her child's behavior from the teacher's perspective,” says Bill Corbett, author of Love, Limits, & Lessons and the executive director of discipline training organization Cooperative Kids. Remind yourself that simply addressing a problem is not an attack on your parenting techniques.