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Sticky Situation: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Kid's Teacher

It's a new year and that means a new teacher for your child. After the first meeting, you've got a bad feeling that you just can't shake. What can you do when you don't like your kid's teacher?

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  • 10 Greatest Holiday Gifts for Teachers

    10 Greatest Holiday Gifts for Teachers

    Most teachers probably have cupboards full of "Best Teacher" coffee mugs, T-shirts and pens. Why not do something a little more creative this year? It doesn't have to break the bank to say a big "thank you." See more »

  • 5 Things a Teacher Won't Tell You About Your Kid

    5 Things a Teacher Won't Tell You About Your Kid

    As helpful as parent/teacher conferences may be, there are some pieces of information that just won't be shared. Here's what an educator won't tell you. See more »

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Parent Teacher Conferences, But Were Afraid to Ask

    Everything You Wanted to Know About Parent Teacher Conferences, But Were Afraid to Ask

    It can be a little intimidating talking to the teacher about your little one's performance -- especially if you were the kid who chewed gum in class and flunked math. Here's our survival guide for acing these formal chats. See more »

  • Sticky Situation: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Kid's Teacher

    Sticky Situation: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Kid's Teacher

    It's a new year and that means a new teacher for your child. After the first meeting, you've got a bad feeling that you just can't shake. What can you do when you don't like your kid's teacher? See more »

  • 5 Things You Should Know: How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher

    5 Things You Should Know: How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher

    When your child sees you and his or her teacher as partners it can ease stress and help with successful learning. These 5 tips will help you communicate with your child's teacher. See more »

  • The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Study Area Quiz

    The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Study Area Quiz

    Getting your kids to study can be a difficult task to begin with, and getting them to continue studying once they start can be even harder. But there are a number of steps you can do to help encourage better study habits, starting with designing a study space that is suitable. Find out what types of things you can do to best encourage your children's study habits by taking this quiz. See more »

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