Would you put your kid in a Boarding school?

@msjigga (866)
United States
April 27, 2007 3:09pm CST
I have a friend who looking into putting her 8 year old son in a out of state boarding school where he would come home weekends only. He is not a bad kid he is an average kid, she is not a famous person,or an executive,or even a very busy person. she works as an receptionist for a major stock broker, and then she comes home. When she told me this I was in complete outrage. I could not imagine my kids being away from my kids the whole week in another state. She believes she is doing the best for her kid because the world is a crazy place. I believe her child will be sheltered and will have a misconception of reality and will have problem dealing with everyday problems. What do you think?
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I think she's lazy and can't deal with her own problems.
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@msjigga (866)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Thanks for your response
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I couldn't do it. I do think the world is becoming a crazier place everyday, but I don't think that letting other people raise my child is how to deal with it. I know what's best for my son and want to teach him my values and beliefs. I want him to be free to learn and love and know right from wrong. I want to teach him myself how to deal with all the craziness in the world, not close my eyes and hope that he does ok. I agree that your friend sounds pretty lazy. But a lot of parents are like that. I feel bad for the kids...
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@msjigga (866)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Thanks for your response, I begged her not to do this,her mind is made up. I believe he will have a very low tolerance for life changes. He may be a crazy adult she thinks that I am being negitive. I am just honest my experiences made me a better and stronger person,I can't imagine how or if I would be without my experiences and if you dont experience some thing why you are young you may try things while you are old when it si not ok.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
28 Apr 07
I personally would not want to put my children in a Boarding school, but I guess she thinks that she is doing what's best for her family.
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@msjigga (866)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Thanks for your response.
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I think she is just looking for an easy way out. I find this just lazy and very upsetting that she would want to do this. I don't understand her reasons for this, but whatever they might be, it's still not right. Her son is only 8, imagine what this will do to him. She should think it over.
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@msjigga (866)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Thanks for your response I completelyy agree with you. I tried to talk her out of this she is willing to take out a loan and work a 2nd job to make this happen I personally think she was too old when she had him so she has no patience she was 31 when she had him.
• United States
27 Apr 07
I tend to agree with you on the last point. Personally I couldn't go that long without seeing my children. We are very close and they nor I could take the separation. They need their family for stability. I'm afraid they might regret it later...and that's true...the WORLD is crazy. But that is everywhere. You can't run from these issues.
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@msjigga (866)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Thanks for your response I completely agree with you.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I would never want to send my kids away to go to school, I would miss them to much. I don't care what kind of up bringing the would get I would never want to seperate my self from them like that. I do send my kids to a private school it is out fo twon but I still get to see them everyday and that is good enoguh for me. Why go to the trouble of having children if you are hardly ever going to see them.