Worried about SS going to middle school
My SS will be making the transition from elementary to middle school next year (we know we still have several months, but we have to start looking at schools now), he’s zoned for a great public school but my husband is terrified that DS is going to be terribly bullied because of his disability and very immature social skills. At first, I thought “regular” school would be tough at first, but SS could benefit from being around other “regular” kids his age (he goes to a special school now), but the more I watch him interact, the more I think DH May be right.
We have a few private schools in our area that would be a good fit and because he’d have a scholarship with his disability, the cost isn’t bad. My stress is that BM is a physco and will use school tours and communication about schools with DH to OVER communicate (it’s already started). DH handles everything so well, but I can’t help feeling terrible bevhase I know they’ll go on tours together and my DH invited me, but to this day, BM has refused to meet me (again, she’s a nutcase). I want to go because I’m the one that does transportation, homework, etc, but I just don’t know what the right thing to do is. I don’t want my husband to feel any more stress than he already does about this tough choice.
This question is 2 parts...1) how did you decide whether regular school or a private school was better for your child? 2) how did you bear DH and BM having to interact/go on school tours?