I love talking to my kids teachers … but more than that I REALLY think that it’s good for my kids to see me have a relationship with their teachers.
And I mean a positive relationship!
Today, I realised that I’d let a few things slip. I regularly touch base with my youngest child’s teacher, cause he still likes me to come with him into the classroom, but I have less and less opportunity to see my older kids’ teachers. This is mostly because when I pull in at the school, my big kids sprint off across the grass to their classes, determined to beat the ‘bus kids’ to the classroom, and I barely get a “Bye Mum”.
However this morning, after a pretty hectic weekend, and knowing that my kids are tired, maybe coming down with the beginnings of a cold, that I needed to just poke my head in the door for a wee ‘Hello’.
One child, barely looked up when I walked in, more interested in his friends and the computer, but it’s not his way to be overly excited about anything I do, and I know that in a couple of days he’ll comment about my talking to his teacher. One came up to listen in to what I was saying to the teacher, just to make sure that it was positive, and with a grin. And one stayed away, but smiled from a distance.
My children all have different ways of reacting to situations, but they all enjoy the fact that I talk to their teachers. That we have smiling conversations, purely for fun, and not always negative ones, or ones about what they need to do going forward, or about their goals. Those conversations are saved for Parent/ Teacher interviews or for phone calls when the kids aren’t present.
Talking to my kids teachers isn’t for everyday – but it feels good that I touched base today.
Does anyone else just poke their heads in for a wee ‘Hello’ every now and again? Do you think it helps? I’d love to know your thoughts.