It’s a good idea to make that first contact early . . . before there is any possibility for problems on either side.
Here’s how one working mom did it: “At the beginning of the school year,” says Candelaria Silva, “I write a letter of introduction about my children to their teachers.”
Each letter describes her child’s strengths and weaknesses. She asks teachers to tell her about important school events she should attend. She tells about her skills and her interest in getting involved.
Teachers can then draw on her abilities. In the past she has helped type class newsletters and given career talks.
Teachers tell Silva her letter is helpful. It “speeds the process of getting acquainted,” she says.
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