When I started my blog almost a year ago, this was one of my first my posts. As parents and teachers prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences in the next two weeks, I thought it might be worth re-blogging (something I have never done before). Please send it to the teachers you know.
As your children move into higher grades, it seems that you get invited less and less to volunteer in the classroom. If you have boys, like I do, they tell you less and less about their days.
“How was your day?”
“It was good.”
“What was the best part?”
“Learn anything cool?”
“Mom, I’m too tired to talk about it.”
Those of us who are used to being involved, loving, helicopter moms start to feel left out. We need a secret window to check in on our kids as they move through their days, laugh with their friends, struggle on a math test. So the Parent-Teacher Conference is an eagerly awaited event. This, we think, is going to be that window into the lives of our children. The teacher will tell us if he is naughty, if he has friends, who they are, where he fits socially…
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