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Sending your child off to boarding school is a huge change for them. However, this change can definitely be a great one that can help your child to be more successful in school and in life. The key to your child having a successful experience in boarding school is for you to prepare them. This will allow them to feel more confident on their first day and will allow them to have the independence that they need to function well on their own. This article will discuss three tips for preparing your child for boarding school.
Create a List of School Supplies and Purchase These Items
A great way to prepare your child for boarding school on a material level is to purchase them all of the school supplies that they are going to need. The two of you can sit down together and create a school-kit list that includes all of the items that they will need for their dorm room and for classroom use. Then, the two of you can go together to purchase all of these supplies. Your child will like being involved in this process, and actually picking out and seeing these items can help making boarding school more of a reality for them.
Contact Parents of Other Students and Meet Them
It can also be a good idea to find out what other students will be attending the boarding school and contact their parents, if at all possible. You can talk with the parents of the other students about getting together with your children. This will allow your child to have the opportunity to get to know some of their peers better before they ever get to boarding school. This can give them comfort and confidence when they actually leave because they will already know some of the other students who are attending boarding school and won't have to feel alone.
Teach Your Child Basic Housekeeping and Personal-Care Tasks
When your child is on their own in boarding school, it is important that they know how to care for themselves as well as their living quarters. You can teach them basic housekeeping skills before they go, such as how to properly make their bed, clean their floors, and do their own laundry. You can also ensure that they know how to properly care for themselves both hygienically and nutritionally. Teaching them these basic tasks can help them to feel more confident caring for themselves on their own, but also be sure to let them know that they can always call you with questions that they may have.