You have been chosen as a godparent, and with that comes a big responsibility of course. It’s not like you are going to have to take care of someone’s child full time right now, but you are like an extra parent that can be there during times of need. There are all kinds of things you can do, and advice is always appreciated. Your godchild has been placed in a private Christian school so what type of advice would be good to give him or her in that situation? When the most important part of the childs holy school life occurs, for example, their first holy communion, it would be wise to get them any good first communion gifts for boys that he will love and cherish.
For starters, having went to private school, I can tell you that in certain subjects, students are going to feel like they are way ahead. At the same time, students are going to feel behind in certain subjects, too, such as science. It would help for the students to pay a little extra attention to those subjects in their spare time as they grow up.
I was able to experience both sides. I grew up in private school until the 4th grade, and then I transferred to public school. While I remember being behind in science and one or two other subjects, for the most part I was very much ahead, and that included manners and my faith. Private schools are opportunities if you ask me because they are going to be different than all the same ole stuff that goes on in public schools.
Then you have to think about sports. There might be more limited options for private school kids when it comes to sports. However, remember that there are also community events, clubs, sports teams and more. You don’t want to forget about Little League Baseball. There might also be youth volleyball leagues and of course events outside the realm of sports, too. Any community events can help children in private schools network with children from public schools.
As a godparent, it’s not just about the advice you give ahead of time but also the advice you give along the way. Your godchild will have questions and concerns along the way, who knows they may even give you a number of godparent gifts over the following years. It could be that you even field quite a few questions the child didn’t want to bring to parents or friends. One more thing I would tell godchildren attending private school is to enjoy the foundation in Christian faith because they will look back on it later understanding just why it was so important.