Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

That's too bad that conferences are getting uncomfortable. :-(
I work with some of the toughest learners in our bldg (of 2000+ teenagers) and I ALWAYS start with something positive. I think parents should hear the good, mixed in with a few things that kids need to work on.

I agree though, there's nothing like the novelty of preschool conferences. Although our year 2 preschool conferences were a little frustrating. What with our then 4 year old still having tantrums.

Our first kindergarten conference was unexpectedly great - we chatted with B's teacher for 45 min. Didn't hurt that I went to college with her teacher and we're old friends.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

How great to have that relationship with B.'s teacher!

I think we have a slightly skewed experience of conferences. I think anytime your child has an IEP and/or special needs, things can get tricky.