posted on May, 11 2012 @ 11:48 PM
I still very much encourage developing a good parent/teacher relationship. It makes a world of difference. If the teacher knows you and talks to you
on a regular basis and the child comes in and says something totally off the wall, the teacher is more likely to call you and talk to you about it and
you both get to the bottom of the issue quickly and without all the drama and craziness. If it's a kid whose parent never comes in, never answers the
phone, never has contact with the school, then the teacher is going to try to find out why for the good of the kid. That's the way it works.
I know that many people HATE the "it takes a village" concept either due to not actually reading the full text and understanding the concepts behind
it or because they're from the opposite political side of the person who said it, but it really does take a "village", a group of people who
communicate and know one another. Everybody knows that kids love to play the mom vs dad game if mom and dad aren't a unified front. They do the exact
same thing at school if they know their parents and teachers never talk to one another. Communicate early and often and your child will benefit from
it. You'll have a much better experience, you'll know who to trust and who not to trust, you'll know exactly what kind of education they are
getting, you'll have more of a say in school policies and what goes on there and you'll help your child learn to communicate better as well.
You'll also be more at ease and have less stress in your own life as well as have a "lifeline" for when issues arise and the teacher will also have
a "lifeline" and problems can be taken care of quickly and easily instead of going through a lot of drama that should never exist.