Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



JohnROSS's picture JohnROSS

Wow. I'm going to have to save this somewhere for future reference. It is such a good list of things to look at, and many more than I would have thought of on my own.

A.'s issues are of course, different and similar to L.'s. That acknowledged, pretty much all of your concerns would be the same for us, should be for many parents of "sensitive" kids(that's what teachers always called me, kids, um different labels)

As always your writing is so fine, I just don't know how I stand you. ;-D

Good on ya, blessings in your school search.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I hope that one school jumps out as the clear choice, but that you have great back-up options as well. I guess maybe I'm glad that we're limited on choice here. Our public schools have two middles schools and you go to the one on the same side of town as you live. There's a private school that's Christian, but J and I both like public schools. I don't know if I could handle the pressure of making a choice like you have to do! Then again...we parents can usually rise to new challenges. Huh.

Good luck!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, John Ross--you still have some years to go, right, before the big middle school decision!

Omaha--while it's nice to have choices, it can be so hard, too. There are about four schools we're looking at that have admission based on lotteries--very stressful. I almost don't want to fall in love with a school, because I worry we'll be disappointed.