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Thinking of my daughter ...

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Its been such a hard time for her when we moved back to germany.

She was fluent in German and she could read, but to be honest, SHE was the child with a migrant background.
While in England her results in school had been very good, it started a bit rough in Germany. The girls has been nasty and she was not very good integrated in her class.
So she stopped. She stopped talking in school. She withhold in exams.
We had to ask for professional help.
The school-psychologist helped her and us a lot. She checked if she is mentally able to be in year 2 or if she would be better going back to year 1 (she was able) - and gave us some really good help to boost her self-esteem.

Beginning of year 3 her teacher changed. The new one is an older lady, very strict. She is not very flexible to the needs of the pupil ... and a couple of children struggle a lot. already 2 has to go back to year 2 (and there are only 18 in her class!). But our daughter is fine. She need that stringent regulations.

Her results went better and better.
Now she is back to her normal results.
Only essays are not really herĀ“s ... she got too much phantasy and struggle a bit with coordinating in exams ;)
Even in german grammar or spellings she is good.

One woman who lives on her way to school approached to my mum yesterday and said:
Its so sweet to watch your granddaughter! She always seems in such a good mood. She sings, she skips, she balance on the little walls, she runs - Its a pleasure!

I'm so happy that she settled at least and is happy!

Nothing else matters!
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    Loved the part of the watching neighbour - I constantly worry about my daughters feelings but that story would make me happy as it shows how she feels...My daughter - soon to be twelve - is very occupied with herself for the moment.
    2237 days ago
    You are SO right!
    But now, the girls in her class (in year 3 they put together 2 year 2 classes) are so important ...

    We worried as well when we moved to England - Our daughter was just 15 months old. But she learned it SO quick when nursery started!

    2238 days ago
    I totally understand how you feel. Yesterday we went to the Grundschule that Mia-Vassa will be going to next fall and she took her Sprachtest to make sure she could speak and understand German etc... When we moved here I was so worried for her but now she speaks German and English with no problems she plays sings and speaks in both languages. Best of all she's loved by her friends and teachers. Hopefully she will adjust well to Grundschule from Kindergarten. At least she has a year left to play in Kindergarten.

    I'm glad your daughter is doing well again. I will never understand why girls have to be so mean! In the end it all doesn't matter. You don't see these people often as an adult but you can't understand that when you are still a kid.
    2238 days ago
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