Is He the Bane of Your Class?

This time of every year, elementary and junior high school teachers make home visits. My son's homeroom teacher visited my house last week. His teacher is a man who is in his 30's, and he's the first male homeroom teacher to my son.
I was curious to know what he was like.

When we started talking about my son's behavior and attitude toward his friends and teachers, he said to me, "It's only two weeks since the new academic year started, though, your son doesn't seem good at expressing what he's thinking."
It was so sudden that I couldn't answer anything.
He told me that he expected my son to put his thoughts in order and reply when he talks to him. I understood his pont, but I wasn't sure if it was a serious problem, it was what he should tell me at that time or what I should know NOW.

Let me get this straight.
As for teachers' home visits in Japan, it's usually about 10 minutes to talk with each other. It's only a few weeks since a new academic year started. We don't know each other well, and it's good time to share the information about our kids.
If a teacher tells us about something, negative things in particular, in a short time, parents may well think that our kids would annoy others, would be the bane of the class or would be a serious problem with them.

Actually, it was my first experience since my son entered an elementary school. No teacher told me like that except for him. No one told me that he might have a problem. Rather than that, they were surprised to hear and said, "Why? Your son is very nice and organized. I've never heard of that kind of thing before."

I know he's shy toward strangers, isn't gifted in verbal skills and he's apt to get a little carried away sometimes, but he's very organized and punctual.
I think this is his own character and this is my son! He was watching carefully what the teacher was like. That was why he didn't know what to say when the teacher talked to him.

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