After interviewing ten parents, I found a number of consistencies. One: Parents want the teacher to know that they care about their son or daughter which is done by coming to conferences. Two: Parents want to be able to put a face with the name. Three: Parents want to share personal stories to give teachers insight to their son or daughter. On the flip-side, Teachers felt...One: The parents of the students who I really need to see never come. Two: It is time consuming to meet with the parents of the kids who are doing a great job (don't really need the conference). Three: Conferences are exhausting!