Merry Posted October 2, 2012 Share Posted October 2, 2012 I said social situation because my ds is doing fine academically. The problem, as I see it, is with the social aspect. My ds is eleven years old and in a class with two other students who are both thirteen year old girls. The teacher is also a young girl, age sixteen. The class has been going on for a few weeks and now it seems that the girls are talking hair styles and other girl stuff since they are getting used to each other. I'm sure they don't mean to leave my ds out but it's just awkward. I'm not sure the class is really a good fit for him. I'm used to either big classes at schools or private tutoring. Also, the coop classes in the past had a better girl/boy ratio. And the way it's going, they might be in the same class for a couple years at least. My ds was very excited about the class until today. Now he's talking about dropping it for kick boxing where there are only boys:) I could also switch him to a home school Spanish class where there are quite a few boys his age. I had suggested it to him in the beginning of the season but he wanted French, not Spanish. One of the reasons I signed him up for the class was social. Now he's not really getting the boys his age. I'm deaf so there's no way I can help him with the pronunciations at home if we drop the class. Ugghhh.... My dh says the class is just fine and a good thing for my ds because it's a great opportunity to learn French at a good tuition rate. But I'm not sure of the emotional aspect of a boy two years younger than two girls. It just seems weird to me but is it because I'm locked into the public school mentality? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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