When parents and teachers have concerns with respect to the progress, or lack of it, that the children are making in a particular class, a telephone conference is sometimes warranted. Below is a list of some guidelines which can make these phone calls productive for parents.


The wrong way: "Susie tells me that you don't like her and you always pick on her."

The better way: "Susie came home feeling rather upset. Do you feel that there is a problem? If so, what can we do about it?"



When a parent-teacher phone call becomes a confrontation, there are no winners. There is however, one big loser - the child.

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