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12 Statements Teachers Wish They Could Say to Parents

When it comes to parent-teacher conferences, there may be some things that teachers just never utter out loud.


An article on The Huffington Post offers 12 different things teachers think but can’t say to their students’ parents. 


The first statement, according to the article, is “I love your child just a notch below my own children.”


“Truly. And oddly, that love kicks in almost immediately, just like it did with my own kids,” the article said.


The second thing on the list is “I will miss your child for the rest of my life, even if your child was incredibly difficult and made my days long and exhausting.”


The third statement reads “when it comes to my job performance, you and your child are my primary concern.”


“If you’re happy with my job performance, then my administrators will be satisfied as well,” the article continued. “If they are not, something is seriously wrong with my administrators.”


Another statement reads: “when I ask you to call me by my first name, it’s because I want to have the kind of relationship with you that requires first names.”


“There is no need for artificial barriers,” the article said. “We are both adults who love your child. Why would we not be on a first name basis?”


One of the last statements said: “the single greatest lesson that I have learned in my 17 years of teaching is the importance of always following through with what I say every single time without exception.”


“Never make a threat or a promise that you cannot keep,” the article elaborated. “I have applied this rule to the parenting of my children, too, and in both school and home, it has served me well. This is the one bit of parenting advice I pass onto you.”


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Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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