Survey Asks: Should Teachers Take a More Active Role in Identifying Behavioral Problems?



Consider this: Only 1 in 3 parents have a close relationship with their child's teacher.

Navigating the parent-teacher relationship can be difficult for educators, especially with parents whose children have behavioral, social, or learning difficulties. So the education advocates at Brain Balance Achievement Centers [brainbalancecenters.com]—a holistic, non-medical, drug-free approach to addressing behavioral, social, or learning disabilities—surveyed 1,000 parents about their relationship with their kids' teachers. Below are some of their key findings.

*** BRAIN BALANCE PARENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP SURVEY ***
(survey of 1,000 parents conducted in March 2017)

1 IN 4 PARENTS TREATS THEIR CHILD'S TEACHER AS THEIR EYES AND EARS
Overall, 25% of parents say they depend on their child's teacher to keep them informed of their child's progress. 13% of parents think of teachers as their child's "parents away from home."

MOST PARENTS WILL FOLLOW A TEACHER'S ADVICE ABOUT THEIR CHILD
59% of parents say they would take his/her advice seriously if a teacher noticed learning issues in a child. Only 5% of parents would be unlikely to follow the advice. 17% of parents believe teachers should take an active role in helping identify behavioral problems in their child.

 PARENTS OF KIDS WITH DIFFICULTIES ARE 10% MORE LIKELY TO BE CLOSE TO THEIR CHILD'S TEACHER
36% of parents have a friendly relationship with their child's teacher but don't see or speak to them often. Meanwhile, 37% of parents of children with difficulties have close relationships with their child's teacher, compared to 27% of parents of children without difficulties.

PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DIFFICULTIES ARE 2X AS LIKELY TO WANT TEACHERS TO BE BETTER ALLIES
Only 3% of parents of children without learning difficulties wish their teachers were more of an ally to their child. But among parents whose children do have learning difficulties, the number doubles to 6%.

3 IN 4 PARENTS HAVE ISSUES TO DISCUSS WITH THEIR CHILD'S TEACHER
Overall, the most popular issue parents want to talk to their child's teacher about is how to help their child get better grades (16%). For parents of children with difficulties, the most pressing issue to discuss is their child's unique social, behavioral, or learning difficulties (16%).

Teachers who want to take a more active role in helping identify difficulties in their students can direct parents to this simple online assessment:
https://www.brainbalancecenters.com/our-program/childs-personalized-plan/online-assessment/.

After years of helping children with behavioral and social challenges, the experts at Brain Balance have developed a cutting-edge (and drug-free) program combining sensory motor stimulation, academic stimulation, and nutrition to correct brain imbalance and improve achievement.
This is so interesting and I am here to say I am one of the 1 in 3 parents with relationships with my kids teachers.

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