Plan Your Conference "Must Discuss" Topics Parent-teacher conferences offer a short time for you to meet with your child's teacher. It's a time for you to know how your child is doing- what successes she is having and where she may be struggling. Before the Conference 1) Sign up for conferences early! If you have limited available times to meet, this will enable you to schedule during your most-preferred times. 2) Know what you want to know about your child. Make a list of what you want to know about how your child is doing. Do you know how he is performing in core subjects?