Did your teenager ever want to go overseas for a year?
Yesterday, my daughter announced she wanted to go to a boarding school in England next year. She started researching boarding schools right away.
She has often heard me talking about my year in England when I was 15. It was the most influential year in my life. I think I’ve often said I wish I could offer that opportunity to my kids. But we don’t have jobs that take us overseas.
I would miss her a lot, but I think she would learn more in that year or term than anything she could ever learn in her high school here, which she finds pretty boring and stilted. So I like this idea.
Have you ever had a child spend a year abroad, on her own? Did she ask to go or did you send her? How did it turn out? Were you glad she did it?
And for our English friends, what is the best girls boarding school in England?
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