With the beginning of the school year comes meet the teacher night. Schools have open houses for parents to come to meet their teen's teachers. Why should you go to this meeting after working all day long or staying at home with young children all day long? The teachers are required to be there after their long day at school. So they may not necessarily be that excited about being at school in the evening either. But many teachers do want to meet the parents of their children because they see the parents as important people in their students lives and the teachers want to open lines of communication with the parents. So why should you the parent, attend? You should be there so that the teachers know that your son or daughter has a parent who has made him/her a priority. You should be there to open communication with the teachers. And you should be there to model for your teen respectful behavior towards his teachers.
Our teens often learn from our behaviors better than they do with our words.