Teenage silences and baffling responses are infamous. We have all heard those annoying grunts and have felt frustrated at not being able to get anywhere close to having a normal conversation with a teenager. Where has that once open and chatty member of the family disappeared to? Never fear. There are some tricks to making your teen do more than merely utter primeval grunts.
It is a common story that a concerned parent will approach the teacher to discuss their child’s academic progress only to be told that the child is doing fine and at this stage there is no need to be worried.
The parent goes away and is still concerned.
What is going on here?
Is this a case of ……
- an over-concerned parent?
- a parent who is hoping for greater achievement for their child than the standard?
- a disengaged teacher?
- a teacher who is not sure where the child stands in comparison with his peers?
or none of the above!
Let’s unpack the questions and see how a better outcome could be achieved. [Read more…]