Could boarding school work for your child? Here's advice on how to figure it out

Choosing whether or not to send your child to boarding school can be a tough decision for families.

Clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane says parents should involve their children in the decision-making process.

Having a child at boarding school affects the family dynamic. Jiyane urges parents to begin boarding school discussions early in a child's life.

She advises that boarding school is not a one-size-fits-all path and that a child's personality and temperament must be taken into account.

Children have different needs. There are those children that need more structure, nurturing and support.

Khosi Jiyane, Clinical psychologist

It's important to understand each child in their own unique way.

Khosi Jiyane, Clinical psychologist

Boarding school can affect the psychological development of a child and also has an impact on parents, Jiyane explains.

While some children thrive on independence, others need visible parenting on an ongoing basis.

Take a listen to the insightful discussion and callers share their boarding school experiences:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Could boarding school work for your child? Here's advice on how to figure it out


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