Why you should build a relationship with your child’s teacher

Teachers play a crucial role in the development of a child. This is why building a relationship with your child’s teacher is so important. 

According to studies, building a relationship with your child’s teacher will help them achieve great academic success. 

In fact, studies have shown that a teacher is the most influential person in a child’s life. 

Building a strong relationship with your child’s teacher won’t only benefit your child academically, but will also help them to develop socially and emotionally. 

Parents who build meaningful relationships with their children’s teachers see an improvement in their child’s behaviour, according to a report by the Early Learning Network. 

There are many ways you can engage with your child teacher to build a rapport. You can start by asking your child’s teacher how you can reach them, what are the correct times to contact them and the best ways you can work together to facilitate your child’s learning. 

“When you build a meaningful relationship with the teacher, it helps the teacher to also build a meaningful relationship with your child,” says SPARK Schools, High School Design and Implementation Strategist Dr Jocelyn Logan-Friend. 

She suggests getting to know your child’s teacher(s) on a personal level. 

“If your child sees you building a positive relationship with their teacher, they will work to do the same,” she says. 

Additionally, it is important to involve your child in conversations about their educational journey. This will help your child to advocate for themselves and become invested in their own success. 

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