Teacher-Parent Communication: Dos and Don'ts
Don't: Blame the Teacher
Even if your kid is falling behind or struggling in a specific subject, it’s never okay to blame teacher for the issue. “Your teacher teaches because he or she cares for your child,” says Sarah Greesonbach, a former high school teacher. “Taking a defensive or threatening approach is rarely necessary.” Take responsibility for your own part in the issue and use "I" statements to talk about things without giving teacher the proverbial stink-eye.