Boarding Schools and Parents

Here is an article regarding Boarding Schools and the Parent – School relationship.

The boarding school doesn’t replace a parent.  The school is more like a sibling, or a mentor.  Partnering with parent, the school reinforces the parent’s voice. On the other hand, the boarding school can relieve the parent from having to constantly “enforce the rules.”  This may enable the parent to relate from what both parent and student find a more pleasant position.

A single parent, in particular, may find boarding school a mutually attractive option. Yet, the single parent is often most concerned about the appearance of this suggestion.

How, the single parent worries, will child will see it? The parent doesn’t want to be seen as wanting the child “out of the way.”  Or as saying the child “interferes” with the parent’s job or social life.  The parent may even feel guilty. Not wanting to appear insensitive, to the single parent it can seem there is no appropriate way improve the child’s educational opportunities. The child’s counselors and boarding school itself can help work though this issue. Often the parent is far more concerned than the child is about such appearances.

Where the child lacks a male role  model, boarding schools may enable the student to choose from a wide range of them.

Likewise parents enrolling a child into a specialty boarding school often times feel bad sometimes feeling that they had failed their child as a parent, ironically almost universally the opposite is true these parents are so dedicated to their child’s sucess that they are willing to spend Harvard tuition rates to give their child the professional assistance that they need. Some specialty boarding schools have excellent motivational and awareness coaches that conduct workshops and educational seminars for the parents of these once struggling teens the parents are not spectators in their childs growth and development they act as active participants. As the child progresses they parent (s) and child have opportunities to re-bond and oftentimes the student will thank their parents for holding them to higher standards and sacrificing much energy, financial resources, time for their behalf.

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