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


Does a parent teacher conference remind you of the days when you were a student?
Does a parent teacher conference remind you of the days when you were a student?
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One of the great things about being a grown-up is that you don't have to go to school anymore -- that is, until you have a kid. Once your child reaches school-age, a dreaded ritual begins: the parent teacher conference.

In part, we fear these meetings because (consciously or unconsciously) they remind us of being cooped up in a classroom with an authority figure. Of course, our other fear is that we're going to be given bad news about our child. Maybe Jane has trouble sharing, or perhaps Billy hasn't been handing in his homework. Whatever the problem is, we'll feel sure that the fault is somehow ours.

But you don't have to feel guilty, and you certainly don't have to dread parent teacher conferences.