10 key questions to ask at parents' evening
Do you think my child is happy at school?
In today's competitive world, the emphasis is firmly upon academic achievement - yet if you child is unhappy he's less likely to learn. As he grows older, he might be less likely to share all the ups and downs of his days with you, so now's the chance to find out if he seems happy and settled in class.
Don't worry if his teacher's assessment of him seems at odds to how he is at home: it's not unusual for a talkative type to be more reserved in the classroom. However, if the teacher has noticed a marked change in your child, try to gently probe to find out what's going on.