I enjoyed this cartoon from The New Yorker and so should you!
As a parent of three children and an attendee of these conferences, I ultimately wanted to know one thing: when the teacher talked about my kid, described various qualities and characteristics, I wanted to recognize that as, yep, that’s my kid. We were both talking about the same individual. And once we had that basic agreement — this teacher had an understanding of my child — I felt relieved and at ease. The rest was just stuff.
In a nutshell: show me that you “get” my kid.
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