Upper East Side, New York
207 East 94th Street, New York
New York, NY 10128

Three Tips For Improved Parent-Teacher Communication From The Little Gym of The UES September 19, 2013

Upper East Side, Manhattan
Three Tips For Improved Parent-Teacher Communication From The Little Gym of The UES, Manhattan, New York

Although both parties have only the best interest of the child at heart, parents and teachers are not known to always have the best communication, which can often result in strained relations. However good parent-teacher communication is truly beneficial to your child, and can set their academic career off on the proper note.

According to The Little Gym of The Upper East Side, parents should always make an effort to communicate often with their child’s educators, whether it is their teacher at school or their instructor from their gymnastics classes.

Try improving your parent-teacher communication skills with these three tips from Parenting Magazine:

  • Let The Teacher Speak First: As tempting as it may be to sing your child’s praises, listen to the feedback your teacher has first. Save your questions for the end of the conversation and you will find that any type of conference will go smoothly.
  • Ask For Examples: Whether it’s criticism or praise, always ask for examples of your child’s work and behaviors. This is incredibly important for speaking with your child later on, and it shows that you are clearly invested in your child’s well-being.
  • Don’t Be Defensive: Above all else, do not be defensive upon hearing feedback. Don’t take this constructive criticism personally; it is not an attack on your parenting, but rather helpful advice from an individual who sees your child in the classroom each day.

Of course this advice also applies to the relationship between parents and instructors. The Little Gym of The Upper East Side is always pushing to improve relations between parents and instructors through consistent progress reports and feedback by email at the end of each two week Learning Unit. Learn how The Little Gym of The Upper East Side keeps parents in the loop and discover the NYC kids gym’s various classes by visiting the website today!

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from The Little Gym of The Upper East Side
Keep Active This Winter With Kids' Camps at The Little Gym, Manhattan, New York
Want to keep your children engaged all throughout winter? Sign up your little ones for the kids' camps at The Little Gym of The Upper East Side this month. The kids' gym offers ...read more
Sign up For The "Let's Build, Let's Play" Program at The Little Gym of The Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York
You’re well into the New Year, and it’s natural for any parent to be concerned about sticking to family fitness goals that were set some time ago. And although your little ones enjoy...read more
Health & Fitness 101: What Parent’s Really Need to Know About The Flu, Manhattan, New York
The winter cold and flu season causes much trepidation for parents, especially when it comes to sending their children to school, a daycare center, or the kids gym. These are breedin...read more
How to Balance Health & Fitness For Kids With Time Spent Watching TV, Manhattan, New York
From computers at school to video games at home to ubiquitous smartphones, today’s kids are growing up in the glow of screens of all sizes. As you try to make positive choices for yo...read more
Developing Your Child's Social Skills Through Health & Fitness, Manhattan, New York
Raising a child is no easy feat. But where can you go to ensure that your child grows up having had the best opportunities to develop confident minds and great social skills?&nb...read more