Back to school already??

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Back to school already??
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Mon, 08-01-2011 - 2:41pm

August 1st means kids are getting ready to go back! Does your child feel anxiety? (maybe you feel more anxiety than they do? Are they looking forward to making new friends? What do you do (have you done) if they've had trouble making friends? What do you do when you don't like their friends?

Personal note: my kids never showed anxiety about going back but I do remember all too clearly that if they had friends that I didn't particularly care for, if I said it out loud, they'd like them even more.

Looking forward to your comments!

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 8:02am

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 8:44am

yea, i can understand losing touch.

 

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 9:17am
egd3blessed wrote:

a no fail school system is the fault of not only the school but the families who attend them, too.

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 9:36am

How did they decide that they wanted to be in a classroom? did they already know kids they'd be in school with?

The reason I ask is, I imagine that if I had been homeschooled, which was something not heard of back then but I'm thinking, if it was ... being the type of person I am, I cannot imagine myself wanting to be in a school classroom vs learning at home. I love learning in a quiet environment, minimal distractions, pacing myself etc. The library in the school and the public library were my favorite places to be (when in studying mode).

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 9:38am
That was the same with school here. The first day of school was as a rule, Tuesday following the Sept long weekend.
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 9:40am
I understand .. for me, changing schools was horror (and my parents didn't move all that much) the hardest part being leaving friends, trying to blend in with a new group of peers and find new friends.
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 9:44am
A month long canoe trip sounds like a dream holiday!
I remember when my oldest moved from home ... a sad (with a little proud mixed in) day for me, a little anxiety for him, he's fine.
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 10:32am
need25hours wrote:

How did they decide that they wanted to be in a classroom? did they already know kids they'd be in school with?

The reason I ask is, I imagine that if I had been homeschooled, which was something not heard of back then but I'm thinking, if it was ... being the type of person I am, I cannot imagine myself wanting to be in a school classroom vs learning at home. I love learning in a quiet environment, minimal distractions, pacing myself etc. The library in the school and the public library were my favorite places to be (when in studying mode).

We started home schooling back in 1984.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 11:08am

Thanks Chris, sounds reasonable all around. With your son being part time at both, I'm sure you have a regular routine? ...and that you need to stay in sync with the teacher regarding where you and the teacher are in a given course?

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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 11:22am
p.s. I noticed your quote by Terry Pratchett .. do you read his books, follow his bio? My dh is a fan and was so upset a bit ago when he learned of his being diagnosed with Alzheimers .. says it has to be enormously painful for such a brilliant mind :(