Should We Send our Children to Day Boarding?


By Triveni Sharma: A child inheirts many things from the family as well and should spend adequate time with family in the decisive years. If you are a family where both parents are working, kids are young to be left alone or delegated to maid and there are no relatives in the house to take care of kids, then you should undeniably try and find out about day boarding schools in your city while looking for schools for your kids.

Some of the schools endow with the facility of ‘day boarding’ in which day boarders attend the school by day, have their lunch in the canteen and return from the campus to their families after the school hours are over.

An emblematic day boarding school is from 8 am to 6 pm for 6 days of the week. Like day schools, they have classes in the first half of day that is from 8 am to 1 pm. The students will continue to stay at the school after the classes end.

In the afternoon, the students are offered lunch by the school. Since the school ensures that kids are provided lunch and snacks on time, supports them in their homework and is answerable for wellbeing, it is a tremendously attractive proposal, even though to some extent pricey than a day school.

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Most schools have bunk beds where the students can relax and take a short doze during the afternoon. After that students are normally asked to study and complete their homework. A good day school will offer way in to tutors and library to hold up the studies.

You can drop your child in the school in the morning and anticipate having him/her back home in the evening, at around the same time when one of you gets home from office.

Sending children in day-boarding is not a bad idea, especially for working parents. But it is very important to find such a day boarding which help in boosting the overall development of the child. Parents should clear their each and every doubt with the teachers and the overall reputation of the school before adopting the day-boarding option for their children.

Whatever decision parents make, it is imperative for them to stick to it- the kind of schooling a child receives and the experiences there finally characterize the persona of the child.

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