As a parent, I look forward to parent-teacher conferences. Even if the news is bad, and sometimes it is, it’s better than the information I’m getting at home. The daily school conversation with my children usually goes like this - “How was school, what did you do today?” I ask. “It was fine, I’m hungry,” is usually the response. My children are typical, from what I understand, in that the only thing they will open up about are social issues; and even telling me about their social lives will sadly, most likely end during middle school.