17 Nov 06
Well...I wouldn't put my kids in boarding. But when parents don't have the time or the energy to look after the kids, I feel they might be better off in a boarding (a good one) that takes care of all aspects of a child's life. It's much better than leaving the kid with the maid most of the time and the child having to greet tired parents after work who do not have time or energy to spend with the child. It's a personal choice and one that every parent has to loo into along with the pros and cons. Many well to-do families send their kids to boarding schools to give them better training in discipline and make them better people. Yes, they might lose out on parent-child bonding...but if the parents think that's what they have to sacrifice for a better future for their child, that's better..don't you think?
17 Nov 06
I think you're right but in England, strange but true, our public schools are actually fee paying private schools and often boarding schools as well. What you call public schools, we call state schools. Not sensible I know, just the eccentricities of English. I firmly believe that if a child is willing to learn and encouraged, it doesn't matter what school they attend, they will do well.
16 Nov 06
i dont think so that it is a good idea to send children to boarding school. they may feel themself along . they may not get a good care. and even the parents and the children will miss each other so better dont go for it.
17 Nov 06
No, I don't think it's a good idea at all, I think people who don't want to look after their own children shouldn't have them in the first place, why on Earth do people send children to boarding school in the first place? Is it because it's cheaper than getting a nanny? I think children should only be sent to boarding school as a last resort, if the parents can't teach them discipline and manners, then they should be sent to boarding school, or better still, why not send the parents to parenting classes? I don't think I know anyone that went to boarding school, but the people I've seen on the telly who went to one don't actually seem to be very 'worldy wise' and they don't always seem to have much common sense, yes admitedly, they are academically clever usually, and they generall speak 'the Queens' English, but other than that what's the point?
• United Kingdom
16 Nov 06
I don't think it's a good idea. I'm sure there are a lot of children who get on perfectly well at boarding school but I don't think it is fair on children to send them away and only see their parents during school holidays. One good thing is that I think children can probably learn discipline at a boarding school because they have less freedom than those who go to "normal" schools. But then, children can and will learn discipline when it is taught at home and I think it is better for a parent to do that mostly rather than someone else.
• United States
24 Oct 08
I am aginst it, I send my boys to a private school like the one I went to. I do believe in a high level of education for them to better suceed in life. I would however want to send them away to school, I see it as a cop out for people who are not wellign to acept the responsabilities of parenthood. I know that I would miss my sons too much if they went away and they woudl miss me too and that is not something I would ever want to do to them.