How should I approach the teacher if my child is confused and does not understand in class?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Education expert Lee Dorman discusses the best way to talk to your child’s teacher when he/she is having trouble understanding the material in class.

    Host: How should I approach the teacher if my child is confused and does not understand in class?

    Lee Dorman: If your child is confused or does not understand what's going on in a particular classroom, you really need to figure out a way to come to the teacher and say my child simply is confused or lost in this class. At that point you and the teacher should sit down and try and figure out what exactly the child doesn't understand, is it the content of the class, is it an assignment that the child has been given, is it working with other students, is it not understanding the homework. If a child is confused, you don't want him sitting in class not understanding, so you as a parent and often times you are the first line of defense, you are the one who will hear from the child, I don't know what's going on. Call the teacher, let the teacher know, so that they can help solve that problem.