Every parent wants their child to succeed in their life, and they leave no stone unturned to give their kids the best of everything. When it comes to education, they get their kids admitted to the best school they can afford in town. But then parents often forget that they also have some role to play in their child’s education. Just admitting your kid to the top school in the city will not put an end to your work. You have to keep a regular check on your kid, help him in his homework, and, most important, attend the parent-teacher meetings. With the changing times as both, the parents have jobs, they do not get time to spend with their kids, and so they escape the parent’s teacher meetings and do not think that it is essential for them to attend those meetings.
Parent-teacher meetings are a good practice through which teachers and parents can know the progress of their child at home and in school. Teachers get to know about the habits of kids at home, and vice versa, parents get to know students’ progress in the school. So I think no parent should miss this opportunity and take out some time from their busy schedule to attend to them.
When a parent-teacher meeting is held, it is held for every student, so it becomes quite difficult for a teacher to give attention to every parent’s queries. So it would be beneficial for parents to keep in mind what they want to discuss with the teacher regarding their child.
These questions differ from one student to another and even from one parent to another as each person is different. Some of the questions which you can ask are given below. These can give you an insight into what type of problem you can ask at your kid’s parent-teacher meeting.
QUESTIONS ABOUT CHILD’S LIFE
May I tell you about my child?
May I tell you about his activities at home?
How is my child doing socially?
How is my child doing emotionally?
QUESTIONS ABOUT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
What are his academic strengths and weaknesses?
How can I help him in overcoming his weaknesses?
What are you doing to help him overcome his weaknesses?
Are his performance and behavior good in class?
What are your expectations for homework?
How is the school using my child’s test scores?
What ought parents know about preparing their kids for these tests?
Does he need some extra help in any areas?
QUESTIONS TO ASK IF YOUR KID IS FACING SOME PROBLEM IN SCHOOL
May I share a concern with you?
Can you help me out in a particular situation?
SOME OTHER QUESTIONS
What is the best way to connect with you?
Can I talk to the teacher of the particular subject in which my kid is facing issues?
These are some questions that can help you in knowing your kid’s performance in school and about how much effort the school is trying to put in your kid.
Parent-teacher meetings are an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers to know each other and about the performance of the kid in school and at home.
Try to clear all your doubts and, if possible, ask the teacher about the best time and way to connect to him. As the parent-teacher meeting is for one day and the teachers have to attend a lot of parents so it will be better if you can connect with the teacher at any other time if you have a lot of queries.