We’ve all read articles about how kids’ academic achievement is affected by their parent’s involvement. The formula is something like [student effort+parental involvement+10,000 other factors such as a decent school system, etc=success].
Here’s my question – what do you do if you, as a parent, cannot communicate with your child’s teachers? Let me give you two examples: 1.) I’ve been trying to meet with Youngest Son’s teacher since before the break. I have emailed her 5 times, three of which were unanswered, and then she never got back with me after the last two. 2.) I would like to meet with Teenage Daughter’s English teacher and she has 30 minutes to spare for this entire week, in the middle of the day on Wednesday.
I would LOVE to call these teachers but they all made it abundantly clear in the beginning of the year that email is the preferable method of communication. I really don’t like to get principals involved because I would like to solve problems like a big girl myself, but I think that’s what I’m going to have to do.
I could go on and on but I’ll stop there. Hell hath no fury like an angry mother. This could get ugly – I’ll keep you posted.