In the past, boarding school is commonly known as the place to educate the children with special needs especially those with behavioral issues. As a result, lots of parents today still think that boarding school is not good choice for their children. They are afraid that the children will feel as if they live in a prison. However, today’s boarding schools are much more different. They are built to fulfill the needs of students in various fields. Commonly children will reject the idea of going to boarding school because they are afraid of missing the comfort that they feel at home. Your child may say that she does not want to live far from you, or she will miss you all the time. If you believe that this is the education type that is suitable for your child needs, you can do some actions to convince her about going to boarding school.
Your search should be started by looking for the boarding schools which are relatively close to your town. Look at the curriculum and qualification of the school. Your next task is showing the pictures of the school to your child. Or, you may spend the time to take your child to go to the boarding school for exploration. If at the first time she rejected your idea, now she may be interested to the school and amazed on your idea. Then, at home you may discuss with her whether she wants to go there or not. Explain the benefits your child may get. For example, she will have more choices on the sports and co curricula activities. She will have the chance to choose the activities she likes. In addition, she will not have to deal with the traffic while going to school, right?
Commonly boarding school has fewer students in a classroom. This is aimed to provide more opportunity for the students to explore and learn more. Tell your child that she will have closer relationship with the teacher and does not have to hesitate to ask more about the lesson that is being learned. If there are some people who think that boarding school will create arrogant and selfish children, you should forget it. Since the students live in the same place, they have to help each other and learn to work in a team. The bond among students will be higher because they spend much time together. This is the opportunity that your child will not get in regular school or homeschooling.