Is My Child a Leader or Follower? Why I Left My Parent Teacher Conference Angry. And why we need to do better for our kids.
Is My Child a Leader or Follower? Why I Left My Parent Teacher Conference Angry
We’ve officially survived the first 9-weeks of school. Two lice scares (false ones, thank goodness), 1 strep throat, 1 stomach virus and 1 round of 4th grade Common Core division lessons – I think that constitutes a successful school starting for my kids (and mom too). However, I’m not here to talk about that. I had my first parent teacher conference for my daughter’s kindergarten class. And I confess:
It’s the first parent teacher conference where I left angry.
Now before we go all teacher judge-y on me, I have nothing against my daughter’s kindergarten teacher. She’s lovely, kind, and communicates very well with her students and parents. She’s great. But I’ve had a recurring theme regarding this pivotal year in my daughter’s learning. Leader or Follower – it’s a heavy theme throughout kindergarten as little minds master skills both important for school and life in general. And it’s a theme that has been bothering me…to the point that I’m pretty furious about it.