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What do you do when your daughter hates her new school because she left all her friends behind?

My daughter attended a private school. She is attending a public school. She hates it. She complains each day of the disrespectful attitude of the students and the lack of organization within the school. She wants to return to her old school. This is not an option. She does like her home roon teacher. Not sure if she is 100% sold on the other teachers yet.

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Asked by TSSimplyMom at 5:06 PM on Oct. 13, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Tell her that it will be alright give her confidence I am 22 and i cant wait till my son goes to school but anyways. She will try to make you feel bad for making her go to a public school but just tell her that you are srry but sometimes you have to make changes. As for the kids with the disrespectful attitudes just tell her to ignore them and go about her buisness. Make friends that you can relate to. And last but not least (actualy its the most important) be YOUR self. I hope that helps

    Answer by JassmineLuvsIan at 5:19 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • This is a big adjustment for her, it takes time. Explain to her she is not going to go back to her old school, and she needs to try to adjust, and make friends. Changing schools is always tough and especially at this age....but she'll get used to it. Don't feel bad for putting her through this change either, it's a good life leason. Encourage her to get involved in some activity at school.

    Answer by robinann5 at 1:04 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • Encourage her to give it time and to have a more open mind about seeing the good things in the new school. It will take a bit of time, but reassure her that things will seem different once she gets used to the new situation. What is she interested in? Has she tried joining any clubs or activities at the school? It is normal for her to be unhappy at this point. Spend some extra time with her doing something the two of you enjoy because before long she will have new friends and be too busy! (that was a joke....but there is reassuring truth in it too, right?)

    Answer by BJoan at 10:04 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

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