School is a great place in which children are educated, they learn life lessons and they make new friends. They learn to work as a team, how to interact with others and how to foster friendships. However, school can also be a place in which you cannot keep an eye on your child at all times. This might make you worry, and it’s okay to worry. However, if your child’s teacher approaches you with concerns about your child, it’s not okay to avoid taking responsibility for his or her behavior. Here are three things you need to know about your child and school.
Kids Aren’t Perfect
One of the biggest complaints teachers have with parents is the fact that many parents have a, “Not my child,” mindset. Their kid’s middle name might be “misbehave” and there can be 100 witnesses to his misbehavior on a daily basis and there will always be those parents who simply refuse to believe their child is not perfect at school. Don’t be that parent. Your child will not learn unless he or she is made to take responsibility for their actions. The best you can do is get your child his kindergarten social skills ready kits to ensure that he or she is socially and emotionally ready to be in a large group of children and ready for school.
Don’t Forget to Listen to Your Gut
Sometimes, however, parents are right. Their child might get into trouble for something that they had nothing to do with but were blamed by another. If your child is adamant and your gut reaction and knowledge of your child’s behavior speaks differently, you should speak to the child’s teacher – just remember to do so respectfully. Teachers make mistakes and they know it. They don’t want their mistakes to affect anyone else – so don’t hesitate to speak up in a respectful manner.
Teachers Are Not Babysitters
Yes, they provide you with six child-free hours each day, but if your child has a behavior problem or attitude problem, it’s not the teacher’s job to fix it. It’s your job. When a teacher has to spend all day paying special attention to a child who cannot behave, it’s not fair to the rest of the class who are there to learn.