The next step is to contact with parents regularly.
To guarantee the parents’ responsiveness and interest in the children’s activities, it is necessary to inform them about all the significant events and children’s successes.
The success of children’s learning activities depends on their interest in the studying process and their parents’ support.
That is why, establishing positive and productive relationships with families, teachers can contribute to developing the children’s abilities and to increasing the potential of the teacher-parent cooperation.
At this stage, the teacher’s task is to learn more about the family in which a child is brought up.
Brief questionnaires filled in by the children’s parents can help collect the most important information about the family and parents’ interests when it is little time to learn all the details while communicating personally.
Positive relations with children’s families help create the comfortable atmosphere of studying when teachers and parents have the same goals, and they are oriented to developing the children’s skills and improving their knowledge.
To establish positive and productive relationships with families, it is necessary to provide the ongoing communication between teachers and parents and attract families to participate in the studying activities and decision-making process.
To maximize return rates for surveys, students who submit evaluations of parents are eligible to participate in raffles featuring prizes that are appealing to their age group.
The disengagement of parents is also worrisome for policymakers in education who believe that, until more families establish and enforce the rules of good behavior at home, reforms at school cannot succeed.