Triplets in school- to separate or not to separate?

Jody - posted on 06/19/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I just posted a question (somewhere) regarding this topic. I hope it finds its' way out there and I can receive some ideas, support, and peace of mind here. Thank you so much!

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Enna - posted on 06/20/2013

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I don't have triplets, so I can't tell you anything from personal experience, but I would think it would be better to separate them. It will hopefully keep the teacher from grouping them as one unit. It would help people keep from comparing everything they do all the time. I think they would have a better time making friends if they didn't have their built in friends with them all day. I think it would help them to see themselves as individuals, and maybe find some things they like to do that they might not have tried with the other two around.
Honestly, in every situation I've seen with multiples they have been in separate classrooms. I'm sure there are people that choose to keep them together too, not sure what the reasons are behind that.

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Rebecca - posted on 09/25/2013

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This is probably too late if your kids have already started school, but my trips are all in the same class this year for Kindergarten. There were only 2 classes so it made my choice easier. However, I still would have put them together if there had been 3 classes or more. The world is totally against me on this, but you know your kids and your family setting better than anyone. My kids do not cling to each other and enjoy playing with kids other than each other--some the same & some not. I already have a hectic schedule and find it much easier to stay in close contact with one teacher vs. more. I'm not sure how some parents (even with kids that are different ages) can cope with more than one, especially at parent-teacher conferences. I am always told the curriculum is the same, but I learned in Pre-K that different classes worked within the same topics at different times and were handled differently. It is much easier when they bring home the same homework/projects and I can help them all on the same things and observe who needs a little more help. They also help each other and I find that this keeps them sharper. I praise them, pointing out different perspectives and creativities when the topics allow for it. To those out there who don't have triplets or disagree with my choices, I do not sit in judgment of you/them so hope they will respect my decisions that are right for us. I think many, including teachers, are forgetting that there are parents ALSO who need to keep things simple for their own sanity. I do stay in tune w/their teacher though and ask lots of questions to keep my mind open for choices down the road. I am not opposed to spitting them up in the future if it is in their best interest. Again, sorry if this info is after the fact, and it is only one opinion. Do what's best for you and don't worry about others.

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