It's officially that time of year - parent-teacher time!
For those of you that have a school aged child, you understand this stressful time of year. Most parents will groan, complain and downright assert their dislike of attending a parent-teacher interview.
But, one viral Facebook post has put this all into perspective.
Former Sydney teacher and now mum, Ali Outhred, has perfectly captured what's behind every single parent-teacher interview.
The post reads: 'It's parent teacher interview season at the girls' school.
'They've made detailed notes, assessments, portfolios after hours, most likely at home, late into the night. They arrive early and leave late so they can talk to parents, missing out on time with their families and precious rest time on weekends, choosing to work instead.
'It's not an 'easy' job. Imagine going into a classroom of 20+ kids, and keeping them engaged, interested in everything from spelling to geography, and under control for a whole day without flipping your lid, dealing with everything from forgotten lunches to learning issues, fights between friends, discipline, to vomiting sick children, keeping accurate records of every.single.thing, assess, report, following up on issues with parents, attend staff meetings, professional development days AND maintaining a semblance of a life.'
Well said Ali, well said! For your next parent-teacher interview, think about this telltale note.