It can be hard to know when to reach out to teachers. If your child is struggling with something, you may wonder if the challenges are “serious enough” to bring up. Should you take up the teacher’s time now or wait until parent-teacher conferences? And how often is too often to contact the teacher?
Teachers can be great sources of information and advice. They can shed light on what’s happening in the classroom and give you a sense of your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child, you can ask to meet or talk at any time. But here are 12 signs that it’s time to reach out.
You see your child has trouble doing things other kids seem to do easily.
Your child is suddenly behaving differently.
Your child’s grades or test scores are slipping.
Your child doesn’t seem motivated or confident.
Your child doesn’t want to go to school.
Your child often gets angry or frustrated.
You get frequent calls from the school nurse that your child isn’t feeling well.
Your child isn’t catching up, even with extra support at school.
Your child has a hard time finishing homework.