People these days get a horror when the idea of admitting their wards in a boarding school strikes them. Certain fears come into their mind and usually, they give up the idea. This article will present a fair picture of boarding schools, covering all the positives as well as the negatives.
- A child becomes independent: A kid raised in a boarding school doesn’t depend on others for almost all kinds of work. He learns to wash his own clothes, learns to handle difficult situations, learns to work independently when it comes to fulfilling the duties and most of all, he develops leadership qualities. A child loses the fear of loneliness and learns to be brave and friendly.
- Programs in a ‘boarding school’: Such schools organize lots of socio-cultural programs which help in boosting the confidence of children. Dancing, singing, writing competitions, debates on various social and political issues are regularly held. Children get to witness new forms of cultures and learn about the ethnicity of people who live in regions different from theirs. They meet kids of different ethnicity and cultures and befriends with them, as a result, they become aware of differing societies and traditions.
- Distance from distractions: Boarding schools offer a distraction-free and peaceful environment, which enables the students to study effectively. Students aren’t allowed to keep with their cell phones, tablets, laptops, and video games. They are kept away from social media. This makes sure that students are completely devoted to studies. A separate television is established in a room, warden sets particular hours during which students can watch the television. Except for the allotted time, no student can watch the TV in regular hours.
- Kids learn how to be ‘Responsible’: Children are usually dependent on their parents when it comes to eating and washing clothes. During their stay in Boarding schools,children learn to be responsible for their personal chores. They keep their things in an organized manner and wash their own clothes, do their homework on time and such schools also provide personality development classes, so children can enhance their personalities.
The first disadvantage is that, if not given proper attention, a child might get depressed or attain anxiety. He might also become a victim of peer pressure and ragging. Certain schools that are not very much attentive and caring end up with some tragedies. Sometimes they do not pay much attention to their students and as a result, a student’s career is destroyed or somehow ruined due to lack of awareness and guidance. Some boarding schools fail to guide students appropriately.
A counselor should definitely be given to every student so they can share their problems and sorrows, as teenage students do not usually have control over their hormones.