How to Talk to a Teacher
Uh oh. Billy came home with poor grades and doesn’t know why. Sally ran off the bus crying because of a classmate said something unkind.
No matter what the situation, there comes a time in almost every parents’ life when they need to talk to a teacher.
My son once came home from school upset and we had this conversation:
Son: “Mom, this girl in class keeps bothering me. She won’t stop saying mean things to me. Sometimes she bumps me in the hallway or knocks my papers off of my desk. I asked her to leave me alone but she won’t stop.”
Me: “Have you told the teacher any of this?”
Son: “Yeah, but even when Mrs. Teacher talks to the girl, she keeps on bothering me and telling me I’ll never win.”
I had been walking him through what he should do if this student continues to bother him (this is continuing from 3rd grade), but since the behavior was continuing and perhaps was getting physical, it was time to talk to a teacher. [Read more…]