Questions To Ask Prospective Schools

Considering moving your child to a new school?

My advice? Take. Your. Time.

If your child is unhappy at their current school, if you feel you have tried everything to work with that school to help them meet your child’s needs, or if you feel there is little chance of improvement, it may be time to consider a switch.

If your child is extremely unhappy for any reason, your instincts may be to get them out right away, and I fully understand that. Moving schools is a huge change, so it’s important to really investigate your options thoroughly before making the transition.

The last thing you want is to go through the significant stressors of switching schools, only to have the same problems occur in the new environment.

You can inform the school that you require your child’s work be sent home until such time as you can have a meeting and until you feel confident it is safe for them to return.

Your child’s emotional and psychological health are more important than their academic performance.

Try your best to maintain a positive working relationship with their school, but always prioritize your child’s emotional well-being first and foremost.

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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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