Have you ever marveled at how teachers keep classes under control? They deserve a lot of credit, and so do parents! When parents instill respect at home, it shows at school. To help your child work well with teachers:
- Practice the basics. Expect your child to take turns, listen when adults talk, follow instructions, and say please and thank you. Enforce basic class rules at home (such as keeping hands and feet to self), and compliment your child’s good behavior, especially in difficult situations.
- Be a role model. Children are most respectful when they’re shown respect. Picture how you want your child to behave, and then do the adult equivalent. Share, avoid interrupting, speak politely and apologize for mistakes. Show appreciation for rules. (“What if everyone ran stop signs?”) And remember to say positive things about school.