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Co-Education, Good or Bad?

When parents consider what school to send their child to, they often first decide whether they should send their child to a single sex school or to a co-educational one.

15-year-old Tarun returned from a party a little before midnight, and charged into the bathroom to relieve himself. "What happened, why the rush?" His mother asked. "Weren't there bathrooms at the party venue?" "Yes, there were three bathrooms, but they were all locked because couples were making out in them," he exclaimed, with irritation. Tarun's mother didn't know whether she should be upset at what youngsters in schools were up to these days, or be relieved that her son wasn't much into such 'extra-curricular activities.'

Some parents prefer to send their children to single sex schools, in order to minimise their contact with the opposite sex, and so, to some extent, prevent their children from indulging in such 'hanky panky.'

First of all, it is important to understand that just by sending your child to an all-girls or all-boys school doesn't stop them from seeking out the opposite sex. You can minimise contact when your child is in school, but you cannot stop your children meeting others through tuitions, extra classes, the neighbourhood, or through friends. If your child meets someone with who she shares chemistry, and if she makes the decision to get physical with such person, there's little a parent can do.

On the other hand, when you send your child to a co-educational school, your child will have exposure to the opposite sex from the outset. As a result, your child will not only feel more comfortable in the company of the opposite sex, but will also be able to handle advances better.

A girl studying in a co-educational school may have ten boys in her class that are interested in going out with her, and may ignore them all, preferring to just hang out with friends. On the other hand, a girl in an all-girl's school will meet fewer boys, and fewer still will show an interest in her. Such interest, since it isn't something run-of-the-mill for her, may cause her to get carried away. However, she may still have a lot of exposure to the other sex, thanks to siblings. In this case, she may be more balanced.

When making the decision of sending your child to a single sex or a co-educational school, don't base the decision on whether you want to minimise or increase your child's exposure to the opposite sex. Instead, consider the reputation of the school, the activities it offers and the quality of education and educators. Certain schools are geared towards sending students abroad for further studies. If you want your child to go abroad, this is something you may consider. Then there are other less traditional schools that focus more on activities and less on academics. If this is something that appeals to you, then give this fact more priority than the student mix. In fact, when deciding what school to send your child to, whether or not it is co-educational should be last on your list of criteria.

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Name: anuj yadav
Country: India

co education is good
Country: India

co education is good
Name: Payal
Country: India

I have taken up admission in co-ed school.These points are really an eye-opener for the parents to understand and help the children in a right way.
Country: China

Co Education is much beeter.
Country: China

Co Education is much beeter.
Name: Faizan Khan
Country: Pakistan

Co Education is totally ridiculous.
Name: Abid Ahmad
Country: Afghanistan

i think co education has both side good and bad side according to sociaty if condition was perfect for co education that is good but with hejob because it is good for girls and boys
Name: manoj
Country: India

Co- Education is anytime better..
Name: madhvi
Country: Belgium

co-education is much better then single gals or boys school as they learn how to behave front of opposite sex where as in single school they becum desperate about the opposite sex like to go out o talk
Name: Apsira.Education
Country: India

Co-Education is good.
Name: Allabout
Country: India

Co-Education is Good.
Name: moolikavitha
Country: India

co-educations is having both advantages and some disadvantages are there.. in this both boys and girls both get understand and move forward on their acadamics.. for girls they can easily overcome shyness by interacting with opposite sex in a friendly manner,it gives good competition to both.. it should be main the student should not forget their main motive of education
Name: hina
Country: Mauritania

not accepted
Name: dua
Country: Pakistan

it is good but student must not forget main motive of education
Name: kranty kr.chandan
Country: India

co-education is the best where both girls & boys understand the real world.
Name: erina
Country: Japan

i prefer co-education.
Name: bob
Country: Zimbabwe

fine article. its good. but i don't like single gender schools!!!
Name: bad boy
Country: Qatar

i agree about co-education but i think student lose their freedom in classroom or girls feel shy so they can't ask qusetions or even discuss with boys
Name: Saleh Sanati
Country: Iran

i think the best thing is to have coeducation from the outset but parents do not show any kind of sensitivity on that matter.
Name: srishti
Country: India

co-education develops a bond between girls and boys. this leads to matureness even at a early stage in they r not able to concentrate in their studies.
Name: monika
Country: India

co-education is good for development for youngters minds.due to co-education girls can come with their different thoughts & can learn to adjust in different environment.
Name: ashwin
Country: Greece

coeducation rocks
Name: yamini
Country: India

as per my opinion the co-education is very good y because is both r under stood how to behave with people in scocity
Name: lola
Country: Brazil

for parents who think by sending my doghter or son to an all boy or girl schhol is so stuped i am 16 trust me if i want to get to know or do more with boys nothig is gowing to stop me. my advice to parens is when you show trust in teens they will fell responseble and will do the right thing if ther smart like me!!!!!!
Name: fadi
Country: Palestinian

i thinkthe co education is good

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