Twins going to school.

Jo - posted on 01/18/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My boys start School in August and have been told that they will be in different classes. Does anyone have experience of this and how was it? Good and Bad please. Anyone else in the same situation how do u feel about this and am I the only apprehensive one? xxx

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Sandra - posted on 01/31/2012

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My girls will be 4 soon and will start school in England in September. It seems like a standard thing to separate twins into different classes. I used to think not a lot of this (when I was pregnant or when they were just babies) but now I am not as opposed to it as I used to be. My girls have very different personalities. In nursery they seem to stick together most of the time and I wonder if it might be healthy for them to be separated at school. It definitely will be easier for them to be treated as individuals as well as for them making their own friends as individuals. Once I will know what school they will go to I will definitely have a long talk with teachers before making a final decision though.

Angela - posted on 01/26/2012

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My boys are 8 and in 2nd grade and I have had them together their whole (school) life. The pros outweigh the cons right now. Our philosophy is that if it is working and isn't causing any kind of problems then we will keep them together, but once we or the teachers notice an issue we will separate. The nice thing about being together is that their homework is the same (less for you to have to go thru and figure out and help with) and their friends are the same. No one is getting left out of birthday parties, playdates etc. But I can see how keeping them together in school could bond them even more, and might not allow them to venture too far from one another. Making them TOO close. They might not have as much independence and a life outside of each other. Our boys are VERY close, best friends. But they often break away from one another and play separately at recess, even tho they are in the same circle of friends. So far, I am not seeing anything negative yet.

Camille - posted on 01/24/2012

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I also have boy/girl twins and when they started preschool right before they turned 3 (last year) I put them in different classes. they are doing great and are acheiving all the goals that are set for them. my daughter is very dominant and that is why i put them in different classes. They both have fun and are learning at a high level. This current school year is their first whole year in school.

Julie - posted on 01/19/2012

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My twins were in the same 4k class but there are 2 other sets that are split up and their parents said they are doing fine with it. I plan to split mine next year.

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