Is transferring your child to another school within the school year the best solution?
For some parents, they believe that transferring their children to another school within the school year is the best and easiest solution. For me, it is not!
First and foremost, you do not quickly decide to transfer your child to another school when you are mad at your child for whatever behavior he or she exhibited in school. It is not always the best time to decide when you are mad or angry.
I suggest to you parents, that before transferring your child to another school within the school year, better figure out the reasons or causes for the behavior of your child with your child. Never decide alone and just ignore your child.
Furthermore, the school authorities, like the school principal, school guidance counselor, or the class adviser of your child, can help you decide whether transferring your child to another school is the best way.
Let me share you some points to consider based on real experiences of learners who transferred to other schools.
Most of the students who experienced transferring to another school within the school year have admitted that they had difficulty in adapting themselves to their new school, classmates, teachers, and school rules and regulations.
These students even admitted that most of their academic grades were badly affected. And they had hard time in adjusting to their new environment.
This made me realize that parents have to assist closely their child adjust to the new school. This may take a month or more depending on the ability of the child to adapt. However, most parents do not do this. They think that they would just enrol their children in another school and all are fine.
This realization applies to parents who transfer their children to another school due to change of residence, transfer of job assignment, or other similar reasons.
However, if a parent decides to transfer his or her child to another school due to bad companies or bad friends, in most cases, it would not solve the problem as bad elements are everywhere, including other schools. Therefore, it’s better to deal with the problem.
How to deal with this kind of problem with your child? One thing I know is you need to cooperate with school authorities, barangay officials, PNP officers, and if possible, with the parents of your child’s bad friends. It may take much of your time, effort, and money, but it may have life-long positive effect on your child’s life.
In the end, your child may become a model to his or her bad friends, and they too will change for the better.
On another hand, one student confided that he transferred to another school because he was a victim of bullying in school but he and his parents were dismayed because he still experienced being bullied in his new school.
For me, the solution to learners who are victims of bullying in school is not to transfer them to another school but to deal with the bullying issues within the school. This is because the learner is not the problem but the presence of bullying in school. Parents could work with the school authorities to solve bullying among learners.
So, is transferring your child to another school within the school year the best solution?
By: Agustin Dao-anis