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10 parenting tips for school meetings


Conferences and meetings between parents and professionals offer an opportunity to discover a child’s progress; share information or resolve social and learning challenges.  They can also be the source of conflict and stress as views can differ so it helps to remember that everyone’s goal is to work from the best interests of a child or young person.  Here are some tips to help make the meeting or conference more productive and less stressful for everyone involved: 1.  Confirm the meeting If the meeting has been called by someone at the school then confirm that you will be attending. Confirm also if someone such as another parent, family member, friend or professional will be attending the meeting. If in doubt, find out if more than one person will be attending from your child’s school, including an outside professional such as a speech therapist...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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