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Episode 28: The Expat Family Edit: Should I send my child to boarding school? Part I

June 03, 2024 Truly Expat Lifestyle Blog by Paula & Rachel Episode 28
Episode 28: The Expat Family Edit: Should I send my child to boarding school? Part I
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Episode 28: The Expat Family Edit: Should I send my child to boarding school? Part I
Jun 03, 2024 Episode 28
Truly Expat Lifestyle Blog by Paula & Rachel

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In this episode of the Truly Expat Podcast, hosts Rachel and Paula discuss the topic of sending children to boarding schools as expats. 

They are joined by guest Melissa Johnston, who discusses her personal experiences and challenges related to her son, Charlie, attending boarding school in New Zealand. Melissa shares the factors influencing their decision, the impact of COVID-19, and how boarding school has affected Charlie's education and behaviour. The discussion also includes insights from other mothers, Leila, Maria, and Urmila, on their unique experiences, considerations, and regrets regarding boarding school. 

They emphasise the importance of choosing the right school, involving the children in decision-making, and maintaining solid connections despite the distance. The episode is filled with heartfelt stories, practical advice, and reflections, providing valuable perspectives for any expat parent considering boarding school for their children.

For more information on boarding schools, check out this article by Paula:
https://trulyexpatlifestyle.com/what-they-dont-tell-you-about-being-a-parent-of-a-boarding-school-student/ 

Remember, the conversation doesn't end here. Join us on our social media platforms to share your thoughts and continue the dialogue:

Disclaimer:

While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the nature of expat experiences can evolve. We encourage listeners to verify details independently. For inquiries or guidance, reach out to us at podcast@trulyexpat.com. Your questions are essential, and we're here to help you navigate expat life effectively.

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In this episode of the Truly Expat Podcast, hosts Rachel and Paula discuss the topic of sending children to boarding schools as expats. 

They are joined by guest Melissa Johnston, who discusses her personal experiences and challenges related to her son, Charlie, attending boarding school in New Zealand. Melissa shares the factors influencing their decision, the impact of COVID-19, and how boarding school has affected Charlie's education and behaviour. The discussion also includes insights from other mothers, Leila, Maria, and Urmila, on their unique experiences, considerations, and regrets regarding boarding school. 

They emphasise the importance of choosing the right school, involving the children in decision-making, and maintaining solid connections despite the distance. The episode is filled with heartfelt stories, practical advice, and reflections, providing valuable perspectives for any expat parent considering boarding school for their children.

For more information on boarding schools, check out this article by Paula:
https://trulyexpatlifestyle.com/what-they-dont-tell-you-about-being-a-parent-of-a-boarding-school-student/ 

Remember, the conversation doesn't end here. Join us on our social media platforms to share your thoughts and continue the dialogue:

Disclaimer:

While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the nature of expat experiences can evolve. We encourage listeners to verify details independently. For inquiries or guidance, reach out to us at podcast@trulyexpat.com. Your questions are essential, and we're here to help you navigate expat life effectively.

How Truly Expat categorises it's series!

Thanks for tuning in to our latest episode. Subscribe for more valuable insights and information for expats in Singapore and beyond.