A new era starting, and I am scared.
My tween will be starting the local Comprehensive, this September!
My special, talented, sweet faced little boy, will start his journey into becoming a man. His boyfriend/girlfriend relationships will change. Times will become less innocent.
His differences will either be more noticeable, or will they fade into the back ground a little? I always thought I would want the latter, but I am not so sure any more. Why can't he be different, they are all different!
I have taken the tentative steps of enquiring about the school SENCO, just to open communication. I am hoping I don't need to speak to her much over the coming 5 years. They have promised me that there is a lot of communication between them and the primary, before any of the children go up.
It hasn't escaped my mind though, that there are several feeder schools into this particular comp, some are bound to slip through the net!
These are not my only worries. I am concerned about his abilities too. He is becoming quite the talented little guitarist, will he be able to continue this:
I think my main fear is........he's not going to have back up. Because of the, accidental, large age gaps, none of my boys will be in the same school at the same time. My big brother was in the last year, while I was in the 1st. Granted, I was not allowed to talk to him, look at him or tell anyone I was related to him! But if anyone had given me trouble I think (or hope) he would of backed me up.
I have survived one child going through this, can I survive another?
Do you have a tween about to go into Secondary phase? What advice would you give?
Please help me!!!