August 11, 2022

Teacher-Parent Relationship: The Effect on the Success of the Child

At birth, parents are the first known God to every child who provides children with their first learning experiences, starting with eating, sitting, walking, colouring at kindergarten, writing and reading at school etc. Since parents help their kids in establishing their fundamental developmental landmarks in life they can also help them do well at school.

Accordingly enhancing a strong parent-teacher partnership would be an entire strategy in guaranteeing support of children’s learning process in educational institutions. It’s been confirmed by experts that a positive parent-teacher relationship contributes to children’s school accomplishment.

However, it is not as simple as you may think. Of course, there are teachers your child will love and teachers your child may not love. You probably like some teachers than some others, too. There are teachers who may adore your child and those who just don’t understand him.

But whatever the case, your child’s teacher is the second most important person in your child’s life (after the parents, of course). And you can help make their connection a strong, enriching and rewarding one.

As someone would advise, a positive parent-teacher relationship helps your child feel good about school and be successful in school. It demonstrates to your child that he can trust his teacher because you do. This positive relationship makes a child feel like the important people in his life are working together.
Great communication is very key to making this relationship work. Effective communication on both sides is extremely significant. Parents need information about what and how their child is learning, and teachers need crucial feedback from parents about the child’s academic and social development.

Trying to communicate with a busy teacher that has up to 30 students in a class might not be that easy. When’s the right time to talk — and when isn’t? How can you get his/her attention? What should you bring up with his/her and what should be left alone? How do you create a relationship with someone you may only see a few times a year? And how do you do this without being overanxious?

You may want to have a rethink into this for the betterment of your child.

Adeyinka Meduoye

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