Benefit of one-on-one time with your child's principal

Denene Millner, Author & Founder of My Brown Baby, shares advice for parents on the benefits that speaking one-on-one with your child's principal can have for your child
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Benefit of one-on-one time with your child's principal

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There's nothing more intimidating than that little, tiny chair in a parent-teacher conference, right? You're sitting down in this little chair and you're waiting for the teacher to tell you something about your kid that's horrible like their grades suck or they're in trouble or the principal probably saw them one too many times this year. The fact of the matter is is that they are humans. And everybody involved in your child's education has one thing in mind, one thing in common. They want the best for your child. Understanding that they're human and that they, too, want the best for your child opens a door, I think, for parents in making them understand that it's okay to go to the principal's office and talk to them about your child's education and what you need to do to help them further themselves. Going to the principal's office doesn't always have to be about negative. It doesn't always have to be about getting your child out of trouble. I go to the principal's office to talk to her name to name, face to face, so that she understands that I'm intimately involved in making sure that something goes right for my daughter in the classroom. And once you're able to go in and have that first person to first person conversation, not only with the principal but with the teachers, it just makes it so much easier. You get more relaxed about how to make this work for your kids. It's a wonderful thing.

Denene Millner, Author & Founder of My Brown Baby, shares advice for parents on the benefits that speaking one-on-one with your child's principal can have for your child

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Denene Millner

Author & Founder of MyBrownBaby.com

New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is a hotly sought after award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting and book publishing industries. Millner spent the last decade working as a columnist, contributing editor and blogger for Parenting, a national magazine for which she provided witty, engaging, mom-to-mom advice on ethics and etiquette in everything from childrearing and marriage to work and friendship. Currently, she also is the founder and editor of MyBrownBaby.com, a critically acclaimed, award-winning blog that examines parenting and motherhood through the multi-cultural experience. Millner frequently contributes as an entertainment writer for Essence, the most well-read and respected magazine for African American women, and has written for a plethora of national publications and prestigious websites, including Parenting, HealthEbony, JetHeart & SoulReal Health, Money, iVillage, Parenting.com, TodayMoms, and The Root, among others. Her extensive television experience includes regular appearances on the The Today Show, CBS Early ShowThe Nate Berkus Show, HLN, CNN, MSNBC, VH1, and the Rachel Ray show. Millner also is the author of 21 books. The former political reporter and entertainment journalist lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and their two daughters.

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