I am writing to you in order to draw your attention to the problem that involves your daughter and her performance at school. The problem concerns Laura’s participation in group projects: she does not do her part in group projects, which has a negative effect both on her and her teammates. Laura is a capable girl and deserves positive grades; however, failures in group projects undermine her reputation and performance record. With your support, I hope to find a solution to this unpleasant situation.
First of all, I would advise you to talk to your daughter openly trying to find out her attitude to the problem. It would be useful to learn the reason for her reluctance to communicate with other students from her class. As a teacher, I can admit that there are some misunderstandings within the class; meanwhile, the problem can be hidden inside Laura herself. I hope that a frank conversation with your daughter will help. However, if it does not help, you could turn to a psychologist for professional help. It might appear that Laura’s behavior is a sign of more serious problems, so maybe it is better to find it out now before it is too late. You should not be afraid or ashamed to turn to a doctor because nothing is strange about that. As a teacher, I know that children of this age often have some problems with communication, self-esteem, and self-expression; in this situation, the advice of a professional psychologist can be very helpful.
I kindly ask you to think about it thoroughly, and I apologize if my words have hurt you in some way. I wish Laura the best, as well as you do, so I really believe that your participation in this problem will help. If you have any questions, please contact me or come to my classroom whenever you feel the necessity of our personal meeting. Whatever your decision might be, please do not ignore the problem.