Importance of Parent Teacher Communication (9 Tips)

Staying in communication with your child’s school is important on many levels.

First and foremost, it keeps you in the loop on what is happening with your child, and it also allows you to provide input and encouragement, which can be helpful. Secondly, it shows that you are a responsible parent with a keen interest in your child’s education. Thirdly, it supports and encourages the educators and staff working with your child, and it can help reinforce good relationships within the school.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of staying in communication with your child’s school, and we’ll give you some suggestions on how to stay in touch to make it easier. Ready to get started? Let’s do this!

 Parent Teacher Communication
Parent Teacher Communication

Benefits of Staying in Communication With Your Child’s School

Here’s a short list of the benefits of staying in communication with your child’s school.

1 – You Can Provide Input and Encouragement

When you’re a parent, you want to do everything you can to help your child’s school to be the best one possible. You can help out by providing input and encouragement. For example, you may be able to attend workshops, arrange for the school to have special guests, and donate items that the school needs. You may also be able to provide advice and support on how to make things better, and you can let them know if you are pleased with what they are doing now. In short, you can make your school aware that you are paying attention.

2 – You Will Be a Responsible Parent

Staying in communication with your child’s school is helpful for building relationships with other parents and teachers. Teachers and administrators look for parents who are actively engaged in the school and who are supportive of the school’s goals. By being a responsible parent, you can ensure your child’s school is a positive place for everyone, especially your child or children. At the end of the day, education is a team effort and everyone needs to work together in order to be effective. This includes parents, teachers, and the students.

3 – You Are Supporting the Teachers and Staff

It’s great when you can provide encouragement to students, but let’s not forget that teachers, advisors, and administrators are also your child’s biggest supporters. When you show them that you are actively involved in your child’s education, they are able to feel that they are doing their jobs well. In addition, you can help them to feel valued, and you can help them feel like an important part of the world.

4 – You Can Reinforce Good Relationships

When you’re a parent, you have a lot of influence on your child. You can reinforce good relationships with your child’s school by giving encouragement to the teachers and staff. This encourages them to work hard and to be productive, which is what everyone wants. Additionally, you can make sure your teachers and staff understand that you are a part of their lives and you want the best for them. The easiest way to do this is by showing your support and encouraging them to continue the good work they are doing.

Communicating With Your Child’s School

Now that we’ve discussed a few of the benefits of staying in communication with your child’s school, we’ll give you a few suggestions on how you can do this.

Some Ideas for Staying in Communication With Your Child’s School

1 – Use School Emails for Communication

Email is the easiest and most convenient way to stay in communication with someone. Ask if there’s a school newsletter and be sure to read it every week. Send emails to teachers when you are available to help with projects and school events. Encourage your child’s teachers to communicate with you, and communicate with them regularly. Also, let the school know if something needs to be done or if you have an idea for the school. They’ll be happy to hear from you!

2 -Volunteer in the School Cafeteria

School cafeterias are a great place for parents to volunteer and really get to know how their school works. Not everyone has time to do this, but if you do, the teachers and administrators will appreciate your time and support. They will see that you are committed to the school, and they will be happy to work with you. Your children might not like this, but it’s definitely worth a try!

3 – Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences

While you might not be able to attend every school event, you should definitely try to attend parent-teacher conferences. These are especially important if your child is having difficulties at school. It’s your responsibility to show the teacher or advisor that you are serious about your child’s education, and this is the perfect place to do so. If there are problems, you can address them, and you can also have a great time bonding with your child’s teachers. This is also a great opportunity for the teachers and you to get to know each other and to build a positive relationship.

4 – Explore Extra-Curricular Activities

Ask about tutoring and sports if your child is interested. Is there a special project going on? Does your child have any friends who are interested in some of the school’s extracurricular activities? Keep it positive and your child will want to participate in everything they can. This keeps your child motivated, which will help him or her to love school, and it also helps to promote good behavior. This is also a great way to go out and form new friendships with other parents, teachers, and administrators.

5 – Get Involved in Your School

Volunteer in your child’s classroom or let your child’s teacher know if you would like to help out with the school in any way. If your child’s school has special projects going on that you would like to help with, let the teacher know and you may be able to contribute in some way. If the school has a special function coming up, let the school know that you’re interested in attending, and you can invite a friend or two along with you.

Staying in Communication With Your Child’s School

Now that you know some ways to make the most of staying in communication with your child’s school, you should start following through and find out what your child’s school is all about. This can go a long way in understanding them better after they get home.

Chances are it’s a great place, but it could use your support and friendship. For example, ask about a school Twitter account and give the administrators a follow. Share information about the school and help to promote positive things about your child’s school.

Ezra O'Henry

Ezra O'Henry

Ezra O’Henry has written short stories, projects, and poetry since she was a child. She was a huge fan of the school library and the many creative books and activities within. Ezra is also a fan of classic novels and poetry. Her favorite books include Little Women, The Outsiders, Of Mice and Men, and The Great Gatsby. Ezra is happy to be working with the Hoosier Chapter Books team. See more of the Ezra O'Henry bio page.