Sending a kid to a boarding school is a quite tough step for the parents for no parent wants to separate oneself from one’s child. But they’re often forced to take such a hard-hearted step for the welfare of their kids. It’s true that a child’s growth and development at a boarding school is much higher than the growth and development of a child studying at some regular (day) school.
In a regular (day) school, the focus of the teachers is on making the students stay serious about academics so that they could score well, but in the case of a boarding school, the focus of the teachers is on making every student of the boarding school grow holistically. They make sure that the student apart from being good at academics (i.e., apart from scoring well) also performs well in the extra-curricular activities. In a boarding school, a student learns to stay disciplined, be punctual, be responsible and be obedient.
Boarding schools inculcate in their students those values and morals that help them become better human beings and good citizens. Boarding schools play a highly crucial role in developing the overall personality of their students. That’s why these days the demand and popularity of boarding schools are increasing at a quite rapid pace, and parents are preferring to send their children off to boarding schools to make them do better in life.
It’s a good step to send your kids to boarding schools as it greatly benefits them. But what a parent must take special care of in regard to sending one’s kids to a boarding school is to keep the familial bond alive after sending the kids to boarding school. Yes, it’s quite crucial. Maintaining a lively familial bond with the kids even after sending them off to a boarding school helps them stay strong despite being away from their family and do well in life.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways in which the parents can keep the familial bond alive after sending the kids to boarding school.
It often happens that after sending off their kids to boarding schools, the parents don’t contact their children at all. Well, it’s a straight no. A parent must never do this. It makes the children feel that their parents have cut all the ties with them. It depresses a child a lot; and instead of studying and learning at the boarding school, the child then starts worrying and grieving all the time. To avoid causing such a situation, the parents should visit their child every month. They should give at least one day of their month for spending some time with their child to make the child feel better.
Everyone needs a listener, especially the kids who are away from their families and residing at a boarding school. The parents should always be the go-to persons for their child. They should be open to the feedback of their child studying at a boarding school. They should keep asking their child about the education and lifestyle at the boarding school; they should ask them about their friends and peers; they should try to know if the child is happy at the boarding school or not, if not, then they should ask the reason and should try to find the resolution. Remember, never underestimate the power of listening.
It’s common for children to feel the lack of a lot of things while studying at a boarding school. This is because boarding schools offer limited facilities, and it’s not feasible for them to cater to the needs of every individual specifically. So, parents should always be active in taking care of the requirements of their child. It’s a good way to keep the familial bond alive after sending one’s kids to a boarding school.