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How can I develop a good relationship with my child’s teacher?

Start off the school year by sending your child’s teacher(s) a short letter introducing yourself. Then, follow up with quick updates throughout the school year, highlighting anything new that’s going on with your child or at home. Some teachers even provide an email address at which they can be contacted.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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