sprigs & sprogs


School Fears
January 24, 2011, 14:15
Filed under: Expat, Kids, postaweek2011, school

I have just realized how anxious I am about my son starting proper Portuguese school. No longer just playschool, where all you worry about is that they are happy and are having fun.

Now there will be homework, expectations on excelling, learning to read and write, you name it.  And all this in a foreign language, that is still a challenge for myself.
I do not worry about my sons abilities, as his Portuguese is good and he learns fast.  But I worry about my own involvement and how to help him. What if I don’t notice if he is struggling with something or I can’t help him
with his homework. To be quite honest, I’m terrified.

We all want the best for our children…right this very second I’m not sure if letting our son go to school using a second language that his parents (my husband and I) have not yet mastered is such a good idea?

There is another six months until this big change in our lives is going to take place, will we
be ready?

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Kram. Att de ska börja i skolan eller byta skola är alltid svårt. Det är nog svårast för oss vuxna. Ronja ska ju ut ur skolan nu. Jag gruvar mig över vad hon ska hitta på eller klara av själv på egna ben… Det är ganska komplicerat att vara förälder. Ni kommer fram till ett bra beslut ska du se. Kram

Comment by metallmamma

Ja, foraldrarskap ar absolut det tuffaste jobbet som finns…Men skamm den som ger sig! Letar nu efter eftermiddags kurser i Portugisiska.

Comment by Emma

Emma självklart kommer ni att klara det då du är en uppmärksam och frågvis förälder och på köpet kommer du att lära dig en massa av Noah.

Comment by Syster Linda

Tack for uppmuntra, behovs just nu. Men det brukar ordna sig, jag vet. Men maste ta tag i nagra Portuguese lektioner, sa fort som mojligt.

Comment by Emma




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