We just celebrated the end of the 1st quarter of school. By now, many of you have met with your child’s teacher, shared your goals and dreams for the year and invited the teacher to become an ally that supports your efforts in teaching your children about independence, responsibility, self discipline and more.
You have also had ample time to get a feel for how “homework” is playing out in your child’s life.
Here is what one young, spunky and totally committed teacher had to say,
“It isn’t as important that teachers and parents agree completely on the ‘purpose’ of homework. That will continue to be a dialogue between each parent, each teacher and each policy maker for years to come.
What is important is that parents and teachers agree to find what I call a “center point”. It can take some work, several conversations and some compromise on everyone’s part, but in the end this alliance benefits the child/student.
I am thrilled when I find parents who are committed to finding this “center point” and will work tirelessly to co-create it with them.”
So before you wait any longer, make an appointment and become allies with your child’s teacher.