Preface: Earlier this year, our five year olds teacher sat nervously shaking in front of us during a parent-teacher conference. Before she even opened her mouth, I KNEW what she was going to say. Sadly, I have seen this “face” before. It is that of a teacher who has been so beaten down by other parents that she was afraid to talk to us honestly about our child’s progress in class. We both assured her that we would appreciate (and expect) her to be open and honest about ANYTHING that she thought was an issue. Ok now we can begin…
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