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116: Contacting Parents - 3 Reasons Why You Should Contact Them Now

October 23, 2016


You don’t understand. You don’t have kids!


I will never forget these words.

A frustrated parent who was angry at a member of our team of teachers.

She blasted me with these words. Even though I have forgotten the reasons for the meeting and its outcome, I have never forgotten these words. It is now more than 20 years ago.

I have had kids now.

And now I do understand.


What I have learned the most is that you want someone to care enough about your child that they reach out and connect with you, the parent.

The older the kids get the more distance that starts developing.

It is easy for a teacher to put off or not contact a parent.

But...don’t listen to that voice.

It is important that you contact as soon as possible.

Not only that, be proactive. Call for good, not just bad.


Call because you want to inform.

Send home information just because you thought it was a great idea.

The more contact the better.

Today’s show is focused on the

3 Reasons Why You Should Contact As Soon As Possible

and the

3 Reasons to Call and Not Use Email.

Thoughts from someone who has been there and made the mistakes.

So what are you waiting for...contact ...contact...contact.


Length: 18:02

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