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Old 29.03.2008, 23:19
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Re: Advice is needed: how to get a child to year 2 of Swiss Kindergarten?

What can I say? My husband has a Swiss colleague at work (hiw wife is not Swiss). His son (born in Siwtzerland, native Swiss speaker) went to gymnasium in a suburb of Zurich. He was bullied because he was considered a foreigner (despite all of the above: Swiss father etc), so his parents will move him to a a gymnasium in the more international part of Zurich. Conclusion: you can be half Swiss or (I suppose 100%) Swiss and still be bullied. I suppose you can also be a foreigner and not be bullied. It all comes to a child, a class-mates and attitudes of therir parents to foreigners/ bullying, an attitude of the teacher to this issue etc. I still believe that being a year older does not help the problem of bullying, should such arise. If anything, it will be an "old" foreigner.
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