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Posted 2/10/13
my family has been having problems, and my parents are considering sending me to boarding school or school overseas (basically being disowned in every way but financially).
so what do you think? what are the pros and cons of boarding school?
please answer, i appreciate most any advice.
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Some pros are: you'd probably be able to make some really good friends as you'd be spending a lot of time with them, You'll probably get a good education, If it is overseas you might get to experience a different culture. A negative is that you may not get a lot of privacy.
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Hell, I wish my parents had sent me away to boarding school or school overseas. I would have gotten a lot more stories to tell people probably.
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Boarding school would probably be cool. The con being that you'll only see your family on vacation or holidays. But you'll have a dorm room to yourself (and possibly a roommate) to do what you want, and you'll be really close to the friends you make because you'll spend more time with them.
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leolachante wrote:

Boarding school would probably be cool. The con being that you'll only see your family on vacation or holidays. But you'll have a dorm room to yourself (and possibly a roommate) to do what you want, and you'll be really close to the friends you make because you'll spend more time with them.


Except if there are family troubles and they are disowning them basically then that might not be much of a con at all.
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justanotherguy_2005 wrote:


leolachante wrote:

Boarding school would probably be cool. The con being that you'll only see your family on vacation or holidays. But you'll have a dorm room to yourself (and possibly a roommate) to do what you want, and you'll be really close to the friends you make because you'll spend more time with them.


Except if there are family troubles and they are disowning them basically then that might not be much of a con at all.


I guess. But still, even if there were family troubles, you'd be moving away from where you've been your whole life.
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leolachante wrote:


justanotherguy_2005 wrote:


leolachante wrote:

Boarding school would probably be cool. The con being that you'll only see your family on vacation or holidays. But you'll have a dorm room to yourself (and possibly a roommate) to do what you want, and you'll be really close to the friends you make because you'll spend more time with them.


Except if there are family troubles and they are disowning them basically then that might not be much of a con at all.


I guess. But still, even if there were family troubles, you'd be moving away from where you've been your whole life.


You're gonna end up leaving someday anyways, it's just a matter of when.
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Davidvauhn wrote:


leolachante wrote:


justanotherguy_2005 wrote:


leolachante wrote:

Boarding school would probably be cool. The con being that you'll only see your family on vacation or holidays. But you'll have a dorm room to yourself (and possibly a roommate) to do what you want, and you'll be really close to the friends you make because you'll spend more time with them.


Except if there are family troubles and they are disowning them basically then that might not be much of a con at all.


I guess. But still, even if there were family troubles, you'd be moving away from where you've been your whole life.


You're gonna end up leaving someday anyways, it's just a matter of when.


Doesn't mean it isn't still difficult. It's difficult no matter what the age.
Posted 2/10/13
I'll go to boarding school for ya.
Please trade with me.
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Sorry to hear about your family situation.. But boarding school sounds like it'll be a fun experience. I can't help but think of the anime Daddy Long Legs when I think of going to boarding school...

^ Nice HOODS shirt.
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leolachante wrote:


Davidvauhn wrote:


leolachante wrote:


justanotherguy_2005 wrote:


leolachante wrote:

Boarding school would probably be cool. The con being that you'll only see your family on vacation or holidays. But you'll have a dorm room to yourself (and possibly a roommate) to do what you want, and you'll be really close to the friends you make because you'll spend more time with them.


Except if there are family troubles and they are disowning them basically then that might not be much of a con at all.


I guess. But still, even if there were family troubles, you'd be moving away from where you've been your whole life.


You're gonna end up leaving someday anyways, it's just a matter of when.


Doesn't mean it isn't still difficult. It's difficult no matter what the age.


Exactly, but it's still going to happen. No matter how much you delay it, or how early it comes, it's going to happen. Going to a boarding school just gives you more time to adjust to that.
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A responsible parent wants to do the right thing for their child. It could be your parents are hoping you will enjoy a more structured stable environment, adapt to becoming independent sooner, and get a good education foundation for your future goals. It's a tough call for them. Though you may think it's abandonment and mistakenly presume they don't love you there is a strong possibility they see it as a way to not only protect you from becoming a referee and victim in their trauma dramas but guarantee that you will be given a better environment to focus on what you want to become later in life.

Pros: meet a new groups of people, become exposed to different cultures, enjoy different experiences, broaden your horizons....

Cons: already mentioned above by other posters: you may experience severe degrees of separation anxiety missing your present friends, old social haunts, family but these feelings abate with time and pleasant experiences.
Please realize jerks abound everywhere among all classes, political and geographic boundaries. They will exist here also. Don't discard your coping skills once you make the transition from home to settling in at the new school.

However it goes for you, Iammmmee, good luck!!


v depends on the age you get sent. I attended 2 different ones in NYC area from ages 5-8. Counter to my above commentary I would strongly advise not sending youngsters in that age range to these without teaching them sufficient knowledge of the arts of self defense beforehand.


Posted 2/10/13
I regret not going when I had the chance. You'd get used to it I suppose, it'd probably be quite enjoyable.
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Posted 2/10/13
According to my research, which was done right here on CR, boarding school is the shit.
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Posted 2/10/13
When I hear the words "Boarding School" the first thing that pops into my head is "one gender Catholic girls school". So if you're into that you might be in luck.
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