My son goes to school in the same school I teach, is it wrong?

Nadia - posted on 05/22/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi, I would like your opinion about this.

I'm a single mother of a 7 year old son. When my son was 3.5 years old, I started working as a teacher in a college, which caters for 3 years old until 18 years old. I teach students from the ages of 16-18 years. My son is a very happy boy at school, and he's top in his class. He is a very sociable boy, and so happy to be able to come with me in school. We drive back and forth together and we have same holidays, sports days, etc. I do not let him in my class during break time, and he never asks to come. Once he got hurt in his break time, and he came looking for me, but I made it a point that he doesn't have to come in class to tell me, to solve this problem on his own, as otherwise he'll be a mummy's boy. He is way ahead of his students academically, and even the way he reasons things. I want him to fend for himself and his teachers tell me that he is really independent.

He hardly sees his father, as his father has a partner who really irritates him, and it doesn't bother my son at all if he misses some access time. People tell me that it's not healthy that he comes to the same school I work in. What do you think?


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Sarah - posted on 05/22/2013




Here most teachers try to get jobs where their kids will be attending. I think maybe it is just where you live and the culture. Other places you would be looked at oddly if you taught at a different school then your child attended. Some schools even look down on that here. They feel that if you are teaching that the school it should also be good enough to send your child there.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/22/2013




Here where I am, the teachers with kids are given the option to have the kids attend the school where they teach. The only time there's a problem would be if you wanted your son to receive special treatment due to the relationship, but it sounds as if you are keeping the boundaries in place well.

I worked as an aide in my children's schools, and they loved having me in the building with them.

Michelle - posted on 05/22/2013




I know plenty of teachers who have their children go to the same school. Where I live if a teacher works in the school the children can attend even if they live out of area. There's no problem unless they are in your class, but the school will make sure they aren't anyway.

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