By Marge Eberts
and Peggy Gisler
Question: Our elementary school’s parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled soon. How can I make the most of them? What should I learn? — Wondering
Answer: The single most important thing about a parent-teacher conference is establishing rapport with the teacher, which will allow you to work together to help your child receive the best possible education. You want to leave the conference as a partner of the teacher, not an adversary. Be warm and friendly, and avoid criticism and arguments.