DH and I are looking to buy a house in April. We dont know what will come first, the children or the house. We are starting our researches on what to look for when buying our new home.
Knowing myself and if it was up to whatever I want, I am so protective that I would simply put my kids in a bubble and keep them by my side 24 hours. We all know that aint gonna happen. So my H and I are talking about what to look for in a school. What is best for the kids? We are talking about keeping them in a catholic private school, but that wont leave much money left for other activities, we can move to a more suburbian area which is far from our jobs, but the schools have better ratings, or we can stay in the city and keep them in a traditional public school. We are also considering home schooling (close to my bubble idea )
We are definitely getting an Au Pair that will help with the kids and teach them a second language besides other things.
For those who adopted already older kids, how did you decide what type of childcare and school you would have arranged for them? How did you decide it? What is your opinion about private schools versus Public schools? living right in the city versus living in the suburbs?