We try to schedule a date night once a month. It is always nice to get out of the house and have some one-on-one time to re-kindle those giddy, date feelings about your spouse. It maintains an important marital bond. This bond also contributes to the success of our family as a whole. We talk almost daily about our family and about being on the same page for goals, but date night is a completely different setting and allows us to have fun together.
On date night, we inevitably always start to discuss our children. We talk about how much we love them, and how different they are from each other. We talk about their strengths and their weaknesses. We talk about what they love to do. We talk about their learning styles. We talk about all they have learned and what we hope for them to learn in the future.
We know our kids better than anyone and we care the most for their happiness and success. That's sounds like a pretty productive parent-teacher conference to me!