The public school in our area is terrible and we are not able to transfer to a better school and I cannot sell my house to get in better school boundary. We are seriously consdering Catholic school for 1st grade in the fall BUT I am so nervous. His teacher now complains that he doesn't pay attention and can't seem to control his body. He is on the younger side of 5 (birthday in June) and our Dr. assured us that he is not ADD and just a bit more active than other boys.
I want him to get a good education but am terrified he will get kicked out of Catholic school one week in.... If he is surrounded by other kids acting right will that help him? Or should I be worried of an impending disaster financially being asked for him to leave and having to re-enroll in the public school??? They made it clear at the open house that they cannot accept kids with any special needs as they are not equipt for that- I don't think he is a special needs kiddo, just energetic...
Asked by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Feb. 13, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by LostSoul88 at 5:12 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
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Answer by LostSoul88 at 5:17 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:17 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
It's certainly worth a try especially since you're not happy with the public school your in now. In most private schools there are less kids in each classroom and for some kids this means a lot less distraction. It might help to go and observe a class before enrolling your son, also ask them what their disciplinepolicy is and how effective it is. Even if your Dr said he's not ADD I would still get a full educational evaluation since this is a concern his teacher brought up. The results will help with your decision.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:20 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 5:22 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
Answer by Hollyhock. at 5:38 PM on Feb. 13, 2013
Answer by jeanclaudia at 5:44 PM on Feb. 13, 2013