How to Get the Most from Parent-Teacher Conferences and Open Houses
There are reasons why some parents avoid school functions and others are drawn to them with eagerness and excitement. One reason has to do with parents’ own experiences in high school; the other has to do with parents’ worries about how their children are doing.
Just like your childhood has affected you in more ways than you probably care to recognize, your past experiences with school can color your current viewpoint. If you have fond memories of your high school experience, were a decent student, and liked most of your teachers, you probably have no problem attending conferences and open houses for your children. For you, school is a pleasant place where learning ...