There are no less than 60 schools in or near my home. Private, public, primary, secondary, religious, non religious, you name it. How on earth was I going to choose? I think I spoke to every parent with a child the same age as mine, every parent who ever had a child go through a school in my area and every parent who ever had a child that went to school. I was spinning round and round in circles. What would be the grounds for my choice? Good reputation, small class sizes, religious, locality, good teaching staff, good sports program. Who knows?
I just started thinking about it this afternoon when it dawned on me. There are always going to be things in life that you're not happy with. Your nieghbours, work colleagues, (family for goodness sake), school friends and teachers. It's how you react to situations that crop up, that will help you get through some of life's little stumbles. What's to say that little girl who bullied my daughter leaves next year? Or, if we changed schools, there'd be more bullies, terrible teachers, a careless attitude by the school staff. Who knows? Any other doubts we have with the school in relation to our daughter's educational needs will be picked up by myself and my husband and providing a loving, supportive home environment where there's no such thing as a stupid question and all curiosities will be encouraged and hopefully answered.
I've decided to stick with this school, continuing to develop my daughter's resilience and help her to become more assertive. Besides everything else that's gone on, we've been happy with this school.
Now, what high school?