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    Default Did you go or do you kids go to a single sex school?

    A few people say when I tell them DS is going to an all boys school that it will be bad for his social skills with girls????my brother, sister and I all went to same sex schools and had absolutely no problems! I think family life and social skills also help but do you or your kids have trouble mixing with the opposite sex?

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    My DF went to a single sex school and he doesnt have problems with females but at the time he did.
    Our DS will not be attending a single sex school.

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    I went to an All girls school and have no issues interacting with the opposite sex

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    My brother and I both went to single sex schools and have had no problems. But it was a good arrangement in that our schools were across the road from each other and shared school bus services, so there was some socialisation all the way through.

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    I went to an all girls school. No trouble interacting with boys. I didnt have any close male friends at school but lived with 3 boys in a share house at Uni. DD is going to an all girls school, because the school I liked happened to be all girls, I didn't care either way. All single sex schools will have social functions etc with other local schools or brother/sister schools so it never seemed like a big deal to me.

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    I went to an all girls school (your DSs sister school if I am correctly remembering where you're sending him) and I was terrible at interacting with guys until I was at Uni, don't think it had anything to do with school and was more to do wit the fact that I generally get along better with girls than guys.

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    I went to an all girls high school & trust me, had no problems interacting with the opposite sex My Mum probably wishes I did though

    We had a brother school in the next suburb & shared the school buses with them so that gave us all some interaction with the opposite sex too...
    But I, & most of my friends, had boyfriends all through high school....

    Id have no qualms sending my kids to all girl schools at all

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    This is just something vague from the back of my (poor) memory, but haven't studies shown that girls thrive in same sex schools & boys thrive in co-ed? In a nutshell...

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    I went to a same sex school and so did my brother and I don't think either of us had any issues!

    I have read some studies recently that shows that boys do better in same sex classes (and some state schools have trialed boys only classes here in qld) but I will have to link later (if I can find them again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    This is just something vague from the back of my (poor) memory, but haven't studies shown that girls thrive in same sex schools & boys thrive in co-ed? In a nutshell...
    Yes, I believe it's true generally that girls do better in all girl schools, whereas boys don't do as well in all boy schools. I think that's academically speaking though, not socially. Essentially boys drag girls down & girls lift each other (and boys) up. No surprise there.


 

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