It was the first parent/teacher conference of the school year. Second grade. I came to the conference with no expectations. And I did this on purpose because every year I have the same question. Should we be concerned about anything?
And every year the response is, well, we can’t tell you yes or no, but I really feel it’s just her age. But, if you feel there’s concern somewhere, you will get faster action raising the issue with your pediatrician than relying on the school to notice anything.
My reaction to this two years ago was something to the effect of, “But you’re with her for the majority of her waking hours and you would know if there was something not on par with where she should be for her age.”
Nevertheless, as much as I love my kids’ teachers, and teachers in general, their hands are pretty much tied with what they can and can’t say. And I completely understand why they have to be very careful of their wording.