We’d like to share a few thoughts on a common conundrum for parents: siblings. Is it a good idea to separate siblings by classroom, by school, or by camp? What are the potential benefits and drawbacks either way? There’s no easy answer for parents faced with these questions. We’re here to help you make an informed decision that’s best for your family.
First, let’s talk about a common myth: sending siblings to different schools will help them develop self-reliance and individuality. While this may be work for some children, it is far from a universal truth. In her article on Psychology Today, Mary C Lamia Ph.D. notes that there is no empirical evidence to suggest that sending siblings to different schools will promote their intellectual or social development. In fact, some children benefit from attending the same school as their sibling.
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