are kids resilient?

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are kids resilient?
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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:21am

so there's an ongoing feed on facebook about small school districts consolidating, a lot of the replys are that peoples' kids are better off where they are, that schools should NOT consolidate, et al.

 

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:28am
On the whole I think kids are more resilient than adults, but I also think kids vary in their personal resilincy levels. Some kids will not blink and eye at things other kids will brood about for months.
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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:34am

I do think kids are capable of adapting and pretty resilient, assuming they are more or less healthy and decently cared for overall.

OTOH, I don't think that means you should just do whatever with them, nor do I think it means that any school (or other) situation is just as good as any other.

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:39am

Yes, good point. When dh and his siblings were thrown head first into American schools, dh took it as an interesting adventure and adjusted well and quite quickly. This in spite of the fact that he knew no English and started in the middle of 6th grade. His sister adjusted also, although not as well nor as easily, and the youngest, who theoretically should have had the easiest time since he started K in the US, never really adjusted well.

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:45am

to answer my own question, i DO think kids are resilient most of the time, my own experience with kids switching schools is that it was more of an adjustment for ME (someone who changed school setting - from the public kinder to catholic school - once!) than it was for them, Lol.

 

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:48am
one of my three children is difficult with change, i still see her as someone pretty darn resilient.

 

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 10:22am

Some are; some aren't.

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 10:59am

There are six of us in my family who have had to deal with a rather chaotic childhood involving frequent moves, alcoholism, and divorce.

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 11:01am

there are many small and large school districts in my hometown too, a few of the small districts that come to mind are also teh affluent ones and i do wonder if SMALL SIZE is to their advantage there.

 

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 11:46am

I think that overall, they are pretty resilient.


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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 11:50am
Probably more resilient than adults, but it really depends on the kid. age, personality, stage of development, etc. I think there is a tendency on the part of adults to think, they're kids, they'll get over it, but I know many adults who are still dealing with the after effects of their childhoods.

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