It is hard to believe but in January, when the boys turn three, it is proposed they enter public preschool for their speech delay. Little did I know the “battle” I’d be facing on top of this decision.
Since the twins were born, I’ve always stood to the fact I wanted the boys in the same classroom until they themselves decided they wanted to be separated. Now with the idea of them entering school at only THREE, I definitely stand tall in wanting the boys to stay together. Right now, they learn from each other, sometimes even when I’m showing them over and over again something, they truly pick up the skill from the other. They are too young to be torn apart into separate classrooms.
In states other than Iowa, there are laws that give parents rights to make decisions such as this. In Iowa, nothing exists to protect the rights of parents of multiples. In a world where we acknowledge parents are the number one educators of today’s children, WHY are the parent’s requests for accommodation ignored.
Yesterday, it was compared to parents asking for this child and this child to be in the same classroom because they go to the same daycare. THAT DOES NOT COMPARE TO TWINS IN ANYWAY.
The school acknowledges that they’ve never put twins in the same classroom. When I asked if you’ve never done it, you have no data to know, why would it hurt? If our primary goal is to get them talking and they learn from each other, why separate them and cause a traumatic experience?
I got no real answer besides twins are separated. But I could tell right then and there, they have no intentions of budging, no matter what I have to show them.
I’m not giving up. My children are my number one priority and it should be my right to keep my children together. Our number one goal remains to get them talking and if they are learning from each other how to sign and mimicking the other when it comes to words, how can separating help them?
If the school is unwilling to accommodate this request because they consider it a “special favor”, I don’t see how I can send my children to a school that doesn’t look at how they learn. I know my children best.
All parents know their children best. It’s time for schools to respect that.
Please help us by checking out the following Petition https://www.change.org/p/nevada-iowa-school-district-allow-parents-to-incorporate-whether-or-not-twins-should-stay-together-in-the-classroom