Sticky Situation: What to Do When You Don't Like Your Kid's Teacher

Preemptive Strike

If you start the year off on the right foot, you might prevent problems before they even start. Introduce yourself right off the bat, and open the lines of communication early. Many experts suggest writing a friendly note or e-mail to the teacher at the beginning of the year that gives him or her a little insight into your child -- and be sure to include your contact information so the teacher knows you're always available.

On the next page, we'll talk about what to do if things don't start off all warm and cuddly.