I just posted a question about socializing my 8 almost 9 year old. I got a lot of great suggestions so I thought I'd get your opinion on this.
Right now my son is in 4th grade, if we follow the schools grade system. I was thinking 6th grade would be the last grade that I home school for but I just remembered how drama filled middle school was, and that age, with all of the hormones, is difficult.
So I was thinking of possible continuing home school thru 8th grade, and then allowing him to go to a private school at that point, 9th grade, if he feels comfortable.
What are pros and cons to entering a child into a private/public school system in Middle school? what about High School?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by ohwrite at 3:11 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by anikahaynes1 at 2:35 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
As far as private schools go.... let me say this. If you choose private for religious reasons or for a particular learning style... way to go! But if you are choosing a private school because you think there will be less chance of social issues or drugs... you are making a HUGE mistake. They are there just like any public school... plus you have the added issue of money class. If is VERY obvious who has it and who doesnt in a private school (dont let those uniforms fool you).
Answer by sahlady at 6:02 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 2:48 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
I have no idea since we didnt home school.
But I have had one go through middle school (girl) and one in his last year both have totally blossomed and had minimal drama.... no horror stories at all... not even close to it.
I would say the key is to have have them in sports in the area.... multipule sports if possible. It opens up their circle of friends. Also we had GREAT success because of the size of the school ( 2 grades 1700 kids). Since it was so large there were TONS of "cliques" to choose from. If there was drama in one you simply changed. There was always someone new to meet. Additionally in a large school there doenst tend to be ONE popular group... but many.
Answer by sahlady at 5:59 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by babygoose78 at 11:04 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by san78 at 6:57 AM on Aug. 25, 2010