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Help! My Child Hates School

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Make sure your kid’s school is a good match.

Is your child an adventurer, who hates being cooped up indoors? Or does he respond well to structure and rules? The style of your child’s school—experiential, Montessori or traditional public—matters.

“I think the most important thing for schooling is to find a good fit for the child, finding compatibility between the personality of the school and the personality of one's child,” Wu says. Visit different campuses with your child, and ask lots of questions about the facilities, student body and daily schedule to see if it’s a right fit.