Some Common Issues
Solution: identify the specific behavior the teacher has done/does that makes your child uncomfortable. Start with the assumption that typically a teacher does not purposely go out of their way to make a child uncomfortable. Often it is your child misinterpreting a teacher’s body language, a look, a quip, sarcasm, their smell, or the teacher being impatient or overwhelmed in one instance. Help your child see the good qualities and past positive interactions with the teacher. Maybe your child is just not used to the style of the teacher. Normalize this and build hope that your child will get used to them. Maybe you had a boss that you did not like at first, but got used to. Share this story. Remind them of situations when a friend or adult rubbed them the wrong way, but they later discovered they liked them.