7 Crucial Questions to ask at Parent-Teacher Conferences
 
 1.   "Does he/she finish what she starts?"
       This question yields details about his/her attention and focus, and the teacher's standards.
 
 2.   "Does he/she share?"
       This question gets at his/her basic social ease.  Follow up with "How does he approach a group?"
 
3.   "What are his/her strengths?"
       This question helps parents understand where the child's strengths originate so that they can help build upon them later.
 
 4.  "Can he/she follow instructions?"
       By asking this question you will get a sense of how cooperative your child is when you are not around.
 
 5.   "Whom does he/she play with?"
       Useful to know for out-of-school time socialization.
 
6.   "How does my child work and play?"
       Yields information on your child's work habits.
 
7.   "Does he/she raise his/her hand and express ideas?"
       Provides an idea of your child's level of involvement.
 
 
Picture of a mother and father helping daughter with homeworkr
 
 
Adapted from Parenting Magazine
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