Question 1: You’ve heard that your child’s new teacher is really strict. You:

Say nothing for fear of scaring them.
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Tell a white lie and say you’ve heard she’s really nice. They’ll find out the truth soon enough.
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Tell them what you’ve heard, but assure them that while she might be tough, it’s unlikely she’ll be unfair, and that if they do what they should be doing they’ll be fine.
Correct! Being honest with your children is a really important part of earning their trust. Encourage communication and discussion, and handle their concerns with sympathy, but also let them know that you have confidence in their ability to make good decisions.

Question 2: There’s a child in their new class you’ve had problems with before. The best thing to do is:

Contact the parents of the child right away and let them know you’ll be on the lookout for more bad behaviour.
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Make an appointment with the teacher, and let her or him know your concerns. Then, leave it to the school to handle the situation.
Correct! While the last option is tempting, threatening a child is not the best idea, and neither is starting a war with their parents. Remember that the teacher and principal are trained professionals and have dealt with this type of problem before. For the most part, you have to trust that the situation will be handled competently. That said, keep your eyes open and, if you suspect something is amiss, don’t hesitate to voice your concerns.
Go to the child yourself and warn them that if there’s trouble they’ll have you to contend with.
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Question 3: Getting your kids to do their homework was a problem the past year. This year:

You’re laying down strict rules that homework will be done at the same time every day otherwise there’ll be no TV/iPad/games.
Correct! This is one of the least fun parts of parenting, but it’s also one of the most important. Having them do their homework is a non-negotiable as it will have a direct impact on their academic performance. While there are some places you can afford to be more relaxed, this is not one of them – and, if you want your rules to be adhered to, you have no choice but to be firm. Not always easy, but really, really important.
You’re hoping it will be different this year because they’re a bit older and more responsible.
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You’ve told your kids you expect them to do their work without fuss, but you’ve been a bit vague about the consequences of not listening.
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