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ERIC Number: EJ1212563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Supportive Conversations for Transitioning Your Child to a Magnet or Self-Contained Gifted School
Green, Corinne
Parenting for High Potential, v8 n1 p18-22 Mar 2019
When considering a school switch, it is imperative that the child be involved in the decision-making process. One study has shown that students who feel forced by their parents to attend a middle school magnet program instead of their assigned middle school showed greater dissatisfaction with school life than those who chose to attend the magnet program on their own. Such dissatisfaction may also lead to lower grades and underachievement later in school. To help parents decipher what their child may be feeling and to provide conversational tools, this article provides questions that are some of the most common children may ask before committing to a school switch. By uncovering the child's feelings regarding moving to a new school, parents have more opportunities to empathize with and support student autonomy in the decision.
National Association for Gifted Children. 1331 H Street NW Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-785-4268; Fax: 202-785-4248; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A