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By Amy Bizzarri
It takes a village to raise a child. We can't expect teachers to be the only ones educating our children. Research proves that when Mom and Dad become involved in their kid’s school life, grades, behavior and emotional well-being improve. So, if you want to make the teacher’s job a little easier, check out these 10 things teachers want from parents.
Read to Your Child
Get to Know the Teacher
Encourage Friendships Outside of School
Get Involved With the School
Take Part in School Events
Bring Learning Home
Don’t Be So Patient
“Patience is for martyrs,” says Lisa Holewa, co-author of What Kindergarten Teachers Know. When you enable your child’s urges at home, he may not get with the program at school. When you take your child to an appointment, for example, be on time … no matter what cool thing may have caught your kid’s attention. You’ll suffer fewer headaches in the meantime.
Teach Your Kid to Clean Up
Do Step-by-Step Teaching at Home
When you get involved with the school, do some teaching of your own and lead the learning cause by example, you become an invaluable part of your child's success in and out of school. The teacher will thank you, and one day, your child will too!
Want to get involved even more? Helping the teacher is a great way to show your passion for your child's education. Click here for 12 ways to help your child's teacher.