Recently, I’ve been using globally tested advocacy and solution-building strategies to help smooth a critical friction point close to home: the parent-teacher conference.
“Gosh, those teachers were defensive,” I said to my husband, Luca, as we walked out of a grade school parent-teacher conference for our son.
“Well …” he hesitated, and then cut to the chase. “Your question about spelling was a trap.”
I was indignant. “I was asking for their side of the story before I gave my observations.”
He shrugged. “You already had your opinion. It wouldn’t have mattered what they said.”