Choosing a school to get their child admitted to is among the primary decisions that a parent is required to make in the early years of parenting? But how is making this decision any different when the child grows up? What difference does it make- good or bad?
A school is a child's second home. It does not only contribute to educating an individual but also helps chart his or her future course of life. Thus, naturally, a parent is under a lot of pressure when he or she is looking out for schools to get their child admitted to, be it a temporary playschool or a permanent secondary or senior secondary school once they reach Kindergarten or Grade I.
However, often students may require a change of schools in Grade XI.
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Changing schools in Grade XI is not as much of a big deal as it is often made out to be, especially if done at the right time. That is, a change of schools right after a student passes the Grade X examinations can be a smooth process.
Shifting schools is possible as long as the Grade XI registration process for a student is not underway. Once the student registrations are done, changing schools are out of the question, unless there is an emergency.
Changing schools in Grade XI can be a smooth process on paper. However, it might not always be an easy process for an adolescent to go through that change.
Teenage is a sensitive stage of life. With all the physical and emotional changes that take place, teenagers often feel stressed at the slightest inconvenience, most of the time even seemingly normal circumstances can take a toll on adolescents.
A change of schools is a huge deal to them, having to leave the school that they have been attending for years, leaving behind friends, peers and teachers that might have started to feel like a family. To add to it all, the pressure of fitting in in a new school, having to make friends all over again, and the possibility of not being able to make friends at all are some examples of the tribulations troubling an adolescent’s mind when the question of changing schools arises.
If choosing a school for a child was dreary, doing the same for an adolescent is all the messier. There are a lot of aspects that parents need to pay attention to while looking for schools to get their adolescent admitted to, much more than they did when the adolescent was just a child. Added to this is the responsibility of dealing with their adolescents' concerns.
Here are some tips to help parents deal with such a situation.
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