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10 Things Teachers Would Like To Tell Parents

Teachers make a huge difference in your child’s life. They leave a mark through their encouragement, wisdom, and care. They serve as your ears and eyes in school—observing how well your little one is behaving and progressing intellectually, then recommending what needs to be done for your child to reach his or her full potential. Really, teachers are your partners and want nothing but the best for your children too.

As we celebrate Teacher’s Day, we asked 10 teachers the best, most honest things they would like to tell parents if given the chance. Check out these candid answers and get a glimpse of what’s on their mind.

#1 We are partners

“We are your partners but we are not obligated to give in to all your requests. Sometimes, your unreasonable requests make us feel like it is so much better having a discussion with a five-year-old instead.” —Andrea

#2 Please don’t treat us like nannies

“Just like every profession, we too go through tons to be a certified early childhood educator. We have many hours of professional development that we need to comply to stay in the game. We juggle curriculum discussions, planning events, and others, always prioritising the children’s safety and security. Above all these, we really adore the kiddos that we spend more time with than our own kids. We hope you stop looking at us like nannies, and treat us as your partners in educating your child.” —Kimberly

#3 Believe, like your child

“Believe in yourself, anything is possible.” —Darryl

#4 Don’t be afraid to take a step, especially when it concerns your kid

“A small step can make a big difference.” —Val

#5 Don’t bring your child to school if he’s sick

“We understand that you need to work, but if your child is sick, don’t bring him to the centre until he gets well. Your child needs to rest to get better. Otherwise, other kids are put at risk of getting sick too.” —Lisa

#6 Really, just don’t

“Kindly keep children at home when they are sick—for example, if they have a fever, diarrhoea, or bad flu. Sometimes, parents send their child to school despite not feeling well and being under medication. This is a school where other kids may be affected.” —Louise

#7 Sharing should happen both ways

“It would help us to know how the child progresses at home, how they learn, and what they do.” —Matt

#8 Learn with your child

“Your child is ready for school: to learn, grow, explore new things, meet new friends, and be independent. How about you?” —Sarah

#9 Don’t neglect your kids

“Spend valuable time with your children.” —Kenneth

#10 No to excessive gadget use

“Bring your children outdoors more often to avoid myopia.” —Sheryn

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