boaring house for a 12 year old girl

Anne - posted on 01/25/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of leaving a 12 year old girl in boarding house for a period of 3 months on a stretch and having monthly contact with her within this period

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Ledia - posted on 01/26/2015

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Do you mean like a boarding school?
I went to a boarding school when I was 13, and I was just fine. That said, a boarding SCHOOL and a boarding HOUSE might be two different things.....I don't even know what a boarding house is other than like a long term hostile?

When I was in boarding school, my dad came to visit two weekends a month, and I went home for holidays and for a short break between semesters.

It was a stressful time for both of us. My dad is a single dad, I'm adopted, my adoptive mother passed away only 4 years after I met her, just before my adoption was finalized. As a teen, I was very rebellious (due to the rocky childhood according to my docs, but maybe I was just a brat), and the boarding schools seemed like the best option for my father. I think he made a good choice. The school was strict, but challenging in a way that made me want to excel rather than rebel. I hate that people always look down on parents who choose boarding school for their children. Sometimes it's not such a bad option....

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/26/2015

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Oh, yeah...OF COURSE I recommend that you leave your 12 year old in a friggin BOARDING HOUSE with a bunch of strangers.

Duh...

And if you didn't catch the sarcasm, here's the straight answer: Advantages: You get prosecuted for child abandonment and neglect. She gets homed with a family that will hopefully treat her as she should be treated, not put her into a boarding house at 12 years old.

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