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Episode 29: The Expat Family Edit: Should I send my child to boarding school? Part II

June 10, 2024 Mel Johnston Episode 29
Episode 29: The Expat Family Edit: Should I send my child to boarding school? Part II
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Episode 29: The Expat Family Edit: Should I send my child to boarding school? Part II
Jun 10, 2024 Episode 29
Mel Johnston

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In part II of this episode about boarding schools of Truly Expat Podcast, hosts Paula and Rachel talk to  Mel from Australia, who shares her experience of sending her son to boarding school in New Zealand. 

They discuss the challenges and benefits of maintaining a strong parent-child connection through technology and quality time. 

Later in the episode, Maria, Leila, and Urmila join the conversation, reflecting on their own decisions about boarding school for their children. They provide valuable insights on choosing the right school, the importance of family involvement, and the impact of boarding school on parent-child relationships. Whether considering boarding school or navigating the boarding journey, this episode offers rich perspectives and practical advice.


00:00 Introduction and Recap

00:41 Maintaining Connection with Boarding School Kids

02:42 Challenges and Strategies for Staying Connected

05:37 Advice for Parents Considering Boarding School

09:55 Personal Experiences and Reflections

14:21 Family Chaos and Counseling

14:46 Adjusting to New Environments

15:15 Boarding School Experiences

15:50 Impact of COVID on Schooling

17:12 Parental Decisions and Regrets

21:54 Boarding School Discipline and Benefits

23:18 Choosing the Right School

27:42 Final Thoughts and Advice

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 part II of this episode about boarding schools of Truly Expat Podcast, hosts Paula and Rachel talk to  Mel from Australia, who shares her experience of sending her son to boarding school in New Zealand. 

They discuss the challenges and benefits of maintaining a strong parent-child connection through technology and quality time. 

Later in the episode, Maria, Leila, and Urmila join the conversation, reflecting on their own decisions about boarding school for their children. They provide valuable insights on choosing the right school, the importance of family involvement, and the impact of boarding school on parent-child relationships. Whether considering boarding school or navigating the boarding journey, this episode offers rich perspectives and practical advice.


00:00 Introduction and Recap

00:41 Maintaining Connection with Boarding School Kids

02:42 Challenges and Strategies for Staying Connected

05:37 Advice for Parents Considering Boarding School

09:55 Personal Experiences and Reflections

14:21 Family Chaos and Counseling

14:46 Adjusting to New Environments

15:15 Boarding School Experiences

15:50 Impact of COVID on Schooling

17:12 Parental Decisions and Regrets

21:54 Boarding School Discipline and Benefits

23:18 Choosing the Right School

27:42 Final Thoughts and Advice

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.