Holy Hannah. Parent Teacher Conferences.
When my kids were in elementary school, we made appointments to sit down and visit with their teachers.
Then I homeschooled for many years. Those were the EASIEST parent teacher conferences - EVER!
Now, all three of my kids are in public high school, and p/t conferences are open house style where you may have to stand in line for QUITE awhile before you can actually speak to the teacher.
Patience is NOT my virtue.
But ... I did it anyway ... because I love my little baby children. Okay, they're not babies anymore. But boy does it feel great to hear such nice things about your children ... well, except when the math teacher said one of my kids has a 51%. That wasn't nice. Or when an English teacher told me my other child was socially awkward. That wasn't nice. But other than that - - it was great! My children are perfect.