|Straight to the point.|
If your child is not in Kindergarten and has never attended daycare, chances are you've never heard of any issues, but any older and I'm sure there has been a few hints.
The minute the teacher schedules the conference, start asking questions: Why are we meeting? Does my child know we're meeting? Will my child be present at the meeting? Will an Administrator be present or the whole Teaching Team? Those last two are probably the most important, they tell the level of seriousness and also give you the opportunity to ask every question you've ever wanted to every single one of your child's teachers AND the person who decides their fate if it's a discipline issue.
|Sadly, this is how a many of Parent-Teacher conferences have gone.|
|This is much better.|
Remember, every one has the best interest of your child in mind, everyone is a mature adult and again the end result should benefit your child. Also, if you see an issue occurring that has yet to be addressed by the school then schedule a parent meeting yourself.
Parent-Teacher Conferences can be awkward, disturbing and unproductive, but they don't have to be at all. Study buddies do you have any extra advice for conferences? Any questions to ask? Any examples of good conferences you've attended?