Changing Care and Schools of Children

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Changing Care and Schools of Children
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Tue, 01-22-2008 - 2:45pm

There's a discussion on another messageboard and I just wanted to get the SAH/WOH perspective and the views of this board too :)

1.Do you think it is disruptive or negative to switch a child to 2 or 3 different daycares or elementary schools even if all of them are of similarly good quality?

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Avatar for mkatherine
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 2:50pm

what's the point of this?

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 2:52pm

Of course it's disruptive, so people who are considering switching from one school/daycare to another most likely have a good reason (location, money, etc.) I don't think this is a decision most people would take lightly.


Most people hate change, and children are no exception. Once they have bonded with their teachers or care providers, they think of the place as "their" place. I'm sure most good parents wouldn't consider uprooting them unless they had a very compelling reason.

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Registered: 07-08-2001
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 3:00pm
Do you have more information? Are we to assume someone just makes a rash decision to pull their child out of one school and enroll them in another without good reason?
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 3:02pm

I did it last year for Caroline when Daniel started kindergarten.

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Tue, 01-22-2008 - 3:05pm

Most people hate change, and children are no exception. Once they have bonded with their teachers or care providers, they think of the place as "their" place. I'm sure most good parents wouldn't consider uprooting them unless they had a very compelling reason.


We had compelling reasons to do so and really, she did adjust very easily .

suzjuly6.jpg picture by LadyCaribou

Avatar for laurenmom2boys
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Tue, 01-22-2008 - 3:10pm

Nope, not if I had a good reason.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 3:15pm
PS. your presumption that all teh schools are of the same quality is just that...a presumption.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 08-14-2007
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 3:24pm

Yep. A school can be top-notch, of the highest caliber and still be the wrong fit for a particular child.


Parents often change schools, or choose a non-traditional one, not because of what is wrong with the current school, but because of what is RIGHT about the one they settle upon.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 3:32pm

dd1 has been in three different elementary schools (three different districts,different cities).

 

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 3:55pm

1.Do you think it is disruptive or negative to switch a child to 2 or 3 different daycares or elementary schools even if all of them are of similarly good quality?


There simply isn't enough info.

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Ducky

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