Teacher-Parent Communication: Dos and Don'ts

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Do: Show Your Appreciation

Teachers—whether you're thick as thieves or like oil and water—have a tough, thankless job. When someone is essentially dedicating their lives to teach your child the things he needs to know, a little appreciation goes a long way. Whether it's an old-school apple, a Starbucks gift card or a simple thank you note, give your child's teacher props for sticking it out. Not only will it make her day, but it'll make you her favorite parent.