Schoolwork is expected to be challenging, and learning how to get along with their fellow students can definitely be a struggle for kids. But what about when that struggle includes bumping heads with a teacher?
A negative relationship with a teacher can have troublesome effects on a child’s academic performance, as well as just making the classroom a place they don’t want to be. You could see your active, engaged learner lose some of that spark.
As a parent, you obviously have your child’s best interest at heart and are naturally inclined to stick up for them in a disagreement. But it’s important to keep in mind that teachers are well-intentioned people who care for their students and have the same goals you do: to make sure students succeed.
While it will ultimately be up to the child and the teacher to get along, there are some steps you can take to help.
Hopefully things will be resolved given time and patience, but even if things progress to where you feel the need to schedule a special parent-teacher conference, always remain respectful. At the very least, it will be a good lesson for your child in conflict resolution.