How to “Confront” your Kids Teacher
Most people I know do not enjoy confronting anyone, least alone your kid’s teacher.
I’m your Type A people-pleaser. But that changes when you have kids. The stakes are suddenly so high and you can’t help but confront people.
It’s just incredibly hard to do. So I asked my teacher friends for their best advice about bringing an issue to a teacher’s attention. And this is what they said:
Never assume blame.
Approach situations with an open mind that maybe they were just a miscommunication.
Trust the teacher’s dedication.
It’s true some teachers really hate their job and don’t enjoy it. But most teachers actually love it. They are dedicated to helping your kid learn and they’ll do whatever it takes to help them.
Always come with an open mind.
The truth is, we never know the whole story when our kids are coming home telling us something. It’s our job to investigate.
You have to be an advocate for your child.
No matter what, you should always bring up issues with your kid’s teacher and keep an open line of communication. Teachers want you to be an advocate for your child.
They’ve probably heard it before.
What feels really strange and awkward to you is probably par for the course with your child’s teacher. They’ve seen it all and dealt with similar issues before.