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Choosing the right school for our children

Posted by greaterknowledge on January 10, 2008

The weather is getting really hot these days. This is just a sign that summer time has just begun. School has just finished and my kids are getting ready for our yearly family outing. Our children have waited months for this season to come. As early as April in the Philippines, us parents are already thinking of a better way to give our children proper education and comfortability of which school to go to. In my case, we have relocated into a new home. Thus, the distance between the school and our new home made it more difficult for us to travel. We had to wake up really early to prepare. Imagine the traffic my son has to face before going to school. By the time we reach our destination, I could see my son tired and exhausted. This made me decide to look for a nearby school. Unfortunately, I learned to appreciate the teachers in his old school. They’ve learned to understand my son’s behavior. We’ve also got attached to each other’s stories during PTC meetings. Even though my son has his own unique personality, he has learned to keep up with his grades. Giving me and my husband a place in the honor roll.

Choosing the right school is challenging for us. We have a lot of things to consider. I am very particular with the method how the teachers teach our children. I also choose a school where their primary language is english. It’s not that I dislike my children to speak their own native language. I just want them to hone them. So, when they reach high school and college, they are ready.

The school must be safe for our kids. The establishments around it should create balanced atmosphere for them. IF the school is near a computer shop or a billiard hall. Do you think our children would be inspired to study instead of just playing video games and billiards somewhere else?

I am a very concerned parent who is scared to see my children putting their future to waste. Time is very precious. Parents should be conscious on putting our trust on other people to take care of our kids in school. Teachers, their crowd and the environment are the main tree of influence. As our children spend most of their time in school than our home.

Constant guidance and love is what we can give to our children. Bless us all parents. As we may be given the strength and power to settle with the right decisions.


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