Active Parenting Better than any School

@Beatburn (3912)
Philippines
April 8, 2017 4:13pm CST
While schools provide the education necessary for a career, I still believe that parents are the ones expected to provide the life skills necessary for a child to live a happy and contented life. We're currently contemplating if we should switch schools given the current opportunities I have as regards getting a new job. I need to find a new place in the city and it will matter if it is near the school of my kids or my place of work. Cost of education may also be a factor. If only we had more good public schools like in other countries. It's getting exciting, actually, but also can be stressful thinking about it. Still, as long as we push ourselves to be better parents, whatever the school my kids go to will just be secondary as we still are the first educators of our children. Will keep you updated, mylotters. What factors should I consider in choosing a school? Did you experience transferring schools of your kids?
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@Kandae11 (36900)
8 Apr 17
It is important for parents to lay the ground work with their children.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
8 Apr 17
RIght, and parenting never ends even if the kids are grown. Thanks for the response.
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@Kandae11 (36900)
8 Apr 17
@Beatburn Some parents leave it up to the teachers - which isn't fair - teachers can do just so much.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
@Kandae11 Yes, and treat the schools as drop off or package counters where they leave the parenting to the school. And when the child gets in trouble, the parents react as if they have nothing to do with it.
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@FayeHazel (17981)
• United States
9 Apr 17
I agree, parenting first. I wish I had some advice, but I have none about choosing school. Am sure you will pick a fine one :-)
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
No problemo. Thanks, I hope we do get to choose the best one given the circumstances.
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@LadyDuck (157086)
• Switzerland
9 Apr 17
I fully agree that parents must be the first educators of children. I think that in our days the safety factor is also important considering to choose a school.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
Thanks for this, I am now reminded to consider the area and the safety and security of my kids.
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
14 Apr 17
Yes, the most important things are taught by the parents and parents need to stay a part of the education given to their children. I hope things work out well with your decisions and choices.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
14 Apr 17
I hope so, too. The wife and I are excited. Of course, if we do decide to switch schools, the next challenge is convincing the kids.
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@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
15 Apr 17
@Beatburn I wish you success with your plans!
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
28 Apr 17
@1hopefulman Thanks a lot.
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@jobelbojel (7113)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
My sister does experience it. Good thing there is a public school in her place. My niece attended day care in one school theb transferred to Pangasinan (our birthplace) and attended grade 1 there. Then they moved back to Pampanga and attended grade 2. Accessibility would be another factor to consider.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
How is your niece doing? Has she adjusted to the transfer? I agree. The school's location is indeed a factor. Thanks.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 17
@Beatburn She's well adjusted. To note that there is a mother tongue thing. She was able to adapt easily. She can speak Pangasinan and Kapampangan.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
14 Apr 17
@jobelbojel Good for you. The ability to speak more than one language is an advantage.
@jstory07 (66977)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Apr 17
Just look for a good quality school that provides good education.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
Thanks for the advice. The really good ones are way over our budget. Do I settle for second best?
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@jstory07 (66977)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Apr 17
@Beatburn You will have to settle for what you can afford.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
14 Apr 17
@jstory07 Now that is some practical and helpful advice.
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
I believe the first and the best teachers of kids are supposed to be their parents. In choosing a school for your kids, I think you have to make sure it is a school that imposes good discipline and good moral values to students and of course high quality education as well.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
I agree. Values formation and discipline are our top priorities.
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• Philippines
12 Apr 17
Be careful going into the City, there's a lot of criminal elements lurking even in the afternoon. I hope the child will remember your teachings and be a successful person someday.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
Thanks for the caution. Nowadays, crime happens 24/7. I pray for that, especially this season,for my children to be alright.
@jaboUK (53920)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 17
You are 100% right - your children will learn more from you especially when they are really young. We were lucky to have good schools nearby for our children, and of course education is free in England.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
May I be a good father to them. I am impressed with your educational system.
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