I don't think teachers are trained on how to build relationships with parents. I would like to have taken a class on the importance of a good relationship between teacher and parent. I view parents are my partners in their students' education. I rely on them to help me get to know their student. No one knows you better than your parents. I also need them to be on the same page with me when it is regarding expectations in education. I have made many mistakes in this area, but I have learned from every one of them.