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What teachers really want to tell parents - CNN
As time slipped by I realized that conferences have been over for almost every district and the topic might not be as relevant as it was a month ago. Nevertheless, as I chatted with my fellow teachers I realized that Parent-Teacher Conferences are not the only time of year we teachers worry about communicating with parents. In fact, the concerns I heard all fell into a few different categories.
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Admittedly, our friends and school teachers could provide us with valuable advice now and then, and maybe it will be easier for us to follow their suggestions. Their effects on us cannot be neglected or replaced by our parents. And parents might spoil their children or even interfere with children's privacy because of love. To be honest, the roles of these two kinds of people cannot be replaced by each other. However, it seems to me that only our parents, who will spend their whole life with us, will be our best teachers, not only for now but also for our whole life.All in all, if all the factors are contemplated, we can easily reach a conclusion that, parents are not only our first teachers but also our best teachers. Let's be carefully aware of this point and take better care of our parents to repay their efforts to teach us.