Posted on: 15 August 2019
Growing up in today's world is nothing like it was 20 years ago. Back then, you could go to school, go home and leave all of the troubles of the day behind. Now, with social media, those troublesome things going on at the school can follow your kids home – right to their beds where they sit and read through messages and comments left by their peers. For some kids, this can be too much and a change must be made. If your child is having trouble in public school, it might be time to consider making a change.
Consider a Catholic School
When you send your kid to a catholic high school, you know that they are surrounded by other students being taught the same values and social skills. Not only will your son or daughter receive a great education, but they'll also receive the guidance of faith that they'll need as they walk through the troubles of life.
Limit Internet Access
If the internet was a part of the problem before, it might be time to limit the amount of access your son or daughter has to it. If they aren't able to sit in bed all night and spend time on social media reading what others are saying, doing or feeling, they won't have the same emotional overload at night while they're trying to sleep.
Make sure that you know all of your kids' passwords for their online accounts and check their activity regularly. If you see a new person pop up on their friends list or beginning a conversation, take the time to check that person out. You never know who could be lurking at the other end of the internet.
Talk with School Staff
The best way to know what's going on with your kid at school is to talk to your kid, but when your kid won't give you an answer, or you suspect that the truth wasn't given, it's time to talk with the school staff. They are there watching the kids each day, and with a catholic school, there are far fewer kids to keep an eye on than there is in a public school. Discuss your concerns with the staff so that they know what to watch for during the day.
Your son or daughter can have a great high school experience – it might not end at the same school that they started, but things can get better and they can graduate feeling good about themselves.Share