How Does Switching Schools Affect a Child?

When you’re going to have your child attend one school for the rest of his/her school life what’s the big deal, right? If you’re a parent and have spent all the time and money on getting your child to that “special” school and the teachers and the administration are kind enough to agree with you, then you should be able to go ahead and follow through.

Switching Schools Affect

Unfortunately, I’ve seen too many parents, after they have seen their child succeed in one school, start to second-guess their decision and wonder if going back to that same school will cause them more trouble down the line. In other words, they make the decision to go back because they believe they were taught a different curriculum or were steered in a different direction.

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And there are two problems with this. The first is that they’re going to struggle academically this is what they said. Remember, kids don’t have a lot of experience in changing schools, and when they do, it’s usually just a couple of years, so you can expect that they’ll retain most of the knowledge they had from the old school.

However, the second problem is that you’ve just sent your child into another environment and haven’t prepared him/her for the new way of doing things, so now they’re going to be caught off guard and may not be receptive to your instructions the way they would have been in the old environment.

This is a problem that is compounded over time as children get used to a certain way of doing things, and then later on as they move on to something new, they may actually struggle more with adapting to it.

So if you’re debating whether or not you should be forcing your child to go back to school, look at the alternative. Just let them go for a year or two and see what happens.

Then make the decision if you really want your child to go back to that school. It’s better for everyone involved, especially your child who then has the opportunity to learn a new way of doing things and have fun at the same time. Just make sure that you discuss this with your child first.