View Full Version : What about school....
01-08-2009, 01:53 AM
Have you thought of what school your child is going to go to? Public vs Private? Catholic vs Christian? Pre-k vs Daycare?
I have been searching for the past couple of days for a school so my boys can attend Pre-k...... I'm stuck now!!!!!=(
We exceed the income requirement ..... but we don't make enough to pay for the tuition out of pocket for Pre-K. I was really looking forward to them starting Pre-K so that they can be arund other kids their age (will be 4 by then) and so that they can learn something. In the city that I live in it will be $420 a month for 10 months! $4,200 for the school year...... PER CHILD! We don't have an extra $840 a month laying around!!! It's about the same on a per week basis at a Private school.... I'm going nuts! LoL!
01-08-2009, 11:40 AM
The high schools in my area have a pre-k program that's really cheap. It's just done with the child development students. But I know one of the teachers- so I'll be sending the twins there.
To be honest, I want to send them to a private school. There is one near my house that is not religious. However, it's staggeringly expensive. The lady laughed at me when I asked if they would do a 2 for 1 special. :)
I was kind of hoping I could get them into modeling since they are identical and that could pay for their school. But there's nothing out here for them to do. So I don't know what we'll be doing. Argh! I feel your pain!
01-08-2009, 07:05 PM
Oi, I was so excited when I realized i was done worrying with pre-k, and all that when Aislynn and Isabelle started K, having one child at a time in pre-k is less stressful. Well, now that I have another pair of multiples (luckly i have a few years so it won't be so basd lol.) i did send Isabelle and Aislynn to Pre-K a few days a week, and it did cost me quite a lot but I got a discount for them being multiples. (mind you my husband used to make over 150,000 a year and i was a part time worker for awhile, but now i am full time.)
I highly suggest you send them somewhere just to get socialized with other kids (unless you have other children in teh house like I do, though my two girls were convinced they were the only children to exist.. their siblings and them lol!) it will help them get ready for K, but it also depends if you are going to send your child full day or part day for K, my girls go half day because they can't sit still for how long a full day would make them.
I suggest, just frmo experience because I tested this since I was told by my used-to-be-pediatrician (i left him due to certain things that i will not get into), do not seperate your twins from one another just yet. I put Isabelle and Aislynn in different classrooms because I was told that they may be able to do better and make friends if they weren't so cloes to one another. WRONG (at least in my case, maybe not in all.) Isabelle and Aislynn are attached to one another, and both started acting out so badly in class because they felt weird not being near eachother. Both of them were doing poorly, and I talked to Isabelle's teacher (who i prefer over Aislynn's) who said that she thought it would be best to transfer Aislynn into her class because she thinks it could benefit them better and she found that when they did combination classes between the other K classes for activities that Aislynn and Isabelle excelled better than any of the other students! So, I now have them together in a class and I do not plan on having them seperated until they want to do that, or until junior high.
01-09-2009, 12:23 PM
My twin sister and I were also separated in school, like Tropical Escape referenced. We were together in Nursery / Pre-K, and then separated starting in K classes. It was extremely beneficial for us; it allowed us both to excel and shine, discover ourselves separate from each other. May sound silly but that is hard to achieve when you're a twin. My sister and I felt (and still do to a large degree) we were one person, and even our relationship with our mom paled compared to our relationship with each other.
Even though its hard to separate them, I would advise you attempt to tackle the behavior issues versus just keeping them together if at all possible. We had 3 sets of twins in our classes growing up and we all benefited from being separated. The only thing I would have changed is my mom not allowing me to skips grades when presented the opportunity because she wanted my twin and I to remain at the same educational level - that was a mistake that she recognizes today. You should strive to give them every opportunity to find themselves outside of their twinship. I assure you, it will only benefit them, and their twin relationship will always be there long after the school years are come and gone.
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