New to public school
My son is a 15 year old freshman and has just begun to attend a new public high school. For the past five years he has been in a private Christian school environment. At this point he appears to be having trouble fitting in with the rest of the kids. His biggest problem seems to be the excessive use of foul language which he encounters from the time he gets on the bus until school lets out (even during some classes). Christian education aside, we have always raised him to be respectful of others and he has never used this type of language and he feels very uncomfortable when he is around it. He has always been a sort of a quiet type as he got into his teens however he is by no means a shy kid. At his school the students seem to break off into groups, depending on what type of thing that they are into, for example gothic or heavy metal rock, skateboarders etc. He does not seem to fit into any of these groups. I know that there must be some kids there that he can bond with but no luck yet. We chose to have him attend public school because he will eventually attend a non –Christian college and will ultimately have to leave that Christian school environment and we thought it would be better to do this now than four years from now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.