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Would it bother you? DD's kinder class of mostly boys
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:07 PM
Would it bother me? A little. I think if the group is dominated by one or the other, it can have a big impact on hue he dynamic of the group.
But so much is going to depend on the individual children involved, so I would most likely be taking a wait and see approach. Keep an eye on friendships, and how things are going.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:08 PM
If it is in the preschool years I wouldn't worry too much.
The biggest issue is friendship opportunities. A friend's DD is at a boy dominated primary school and she is struggling to make friends as she isn't connecting with the girls n her grade. To some degree it is a numbers game and the more kids of your gender there are, the more opportunity you have to meet people you get on with
Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:09 AM
Both my children (1 boy and 1 girl) have always had more boys than girls in their classes. Generally there's about half a dozen girls, and the rest boys. Neither have been bothered by it.
Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:17 PM
I wouldn't be fussed by it. DD is quite introverted so I see benefits to having either sex dominate the class list. I would give it a go and see how your child takes to it.
Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:13 PM
Why is it so uneven?
Our school is predominantly boys, generally 3/4 boys to 1/4 girls, maybe 1/3 in a big 'girl year'. The general demographic of the school is one child families who have come from a certain country and funnily enough their one child is nearly always a boy.
It does not seem to cause an issue, the girls seem to be happy and a tight knit bunch.
Our school also does not seem to fit the PP's research in that the girls that are there seem to do better than the boys so if they are being ignored by the teachers etc then it's obviously not causing problems for them. Actually it would be very unusual for a girl from the school not to gain entry into a selective high school (it's pretty much what our school is set up for - to coach kids into selective high school at the insistence of the parents who also flog their kids with coaching outside of school, we are the odd man out in that regard) so again if they are being ignored whilst the teachers favour the boys it does not seem to be an issue although I am suspecting that does not actually happen.
The other thing is that there does not seem to be 'rowdiness' in the classrooms due to the imbalance of boys - if ever I have had to go in it all seems very quiet and under control. Even at recess/lunch when i have gone in to pick a child up or what not there is no out of control boys everywhere.
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