It’s parent-teacher interview time.
If you have a school-aged child, you know the drill: You will moan that the times the school are offering you are inconvenient to your work/life/other children.
You will worry that they’re going to tell you that your child has no friends/is being picked on/is picking on someone/still can’t read/called the teacher “fat”. All the nightmare scenarios. You will arrive late, stressing.
But enough about you. What has it taken for that teacher to be sitting there, opposite you with a folder of your child's work, notes prepared for discussion and something thoughtful to say about each child?
Here's a reminder, from Sydney mum and former teacher Ali Outhred, whose post on Facebook today perfectly captures what's behind every single parent-teacher interview: