Address specific concerns and examples of misbehavior. Do not approach a parent with hearsay or something you have not witnessed directly. Speak in a calm, friendly tone. Avoid giving parents the impression that their child is hopeless.
Start off the email by saying something positive about the student, to avoid putting the parent on the defensive. Describe the behavior problem in detail and list dates and situations in which it occurred.
See if your friend has the same concerns as you about their own child. Ask your friend if they have noticed any changes in their child’s behavior. Discuss any concerns you have personally seen in the child’s behavior, regardless of the bullying. Be empathetic to your friend and their child.
End the conversation on a positive note. “Thank you so much for your open communication and your time. I enjoy (positive observation or antidote) in our classroom. Having your support is such an important part of our learning.” Restate your timeline and what you need from parents.
Teachers can also use phone calls and emails to regularly communicate with parents between conferences. Text messages. Some teachers use mass text messages or special messaging apps to communicate with parents. A number of text services cater specifically to teachers, such as Remind.
Use a Personalized Greeting
This would look like: Dear Ms. Ciccarelli, instead of Dear Parents. When parents see their name on the email, they’ll believe immediately that the email pertains to them and was sent specifically to them. This is another great way to grab your parents’ attention.
Talk to Your Child’s Doctor
As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns. Don’t wait.
By expressing your concerns to your child’s physician, you take an important step toward ruling out or in what your child may have. The sooner you can identify a developmental delay, the sooner your child can receive appropriate intervention to improve the situation.
assess the developmental needs of the child; assess the ability of the parents to respond to the child’s needs; and. consider the impact the family, the family history, the wider family and environmental factors are having on the parents’ capacity to respond to their child’s needs and the child’s developmental progress …
If you do decide to call your friend’s mom, I would suggest telling your friend soon after. That way, it isn’t a “surprise” and seen as being judgmental or threatening. Plus, you can tell your friend directly why you needed to involve her mom. 4) If your friend does feel offended, please don’t take it personally.
Dial *67 and then enter the number you wish to call. Instead of showing your phone number, the words “Private,” “Anonymous,” or some other indicator will appear on your parent’s phone. Just make sure to tell them ahead of time so they know to pick up!
Most kids in the US stop calling their parents “mommy” and “daddy” as they get older, although women sometimes go on calling their fathers “daddy” forever. But in the South, it is (or was, when I lived there) fairly common for men to continue to call their fathers “daddy.” “Mama (or Momma) and daddy” was very common.
In addition to all the private and unique names we might have for our fathers, generically there are so many names we could choose from: pa, pops, pop, dad, daddy, papa, father and so on. … How does it make our fathers and ourselves feel when we use them?
Approach your child’s controlling behaviour as you would if they were a 12 month old. That is; give your child as much control as you can i.e. respond as much as you can, whilst maintaining a calm, assertive demeanour to create a feeling of safety for your child.
Research shows that parental involvement can free teachers to focus more on the task of teaching children. Also, by having more contact with parents, teachers learn more about students’ needs and home environment, which is information they can apply toward better meeting those needs.