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Boarding school woes

I’m going to high school next year, and I really want to attend a boarding school. How can I convince my parents that it’s the best choice for me?
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I have been looking at boarding schools for high school but I'm not sure if I want to leave my friends. Are there things that I will miss out in regular high school instead of boarding school? Thanks.

by bubbles54321 on 5/28/2011 4:40:10 PM


MOD!!!! his My parents wont let me go to boarding school. There is this one i think i need to go to because i have depression and its ther to help kids like that, it is 45 min away from my town. but i dont think they will let me even though i cant get better at home (im alwaysed stressed) so please tell me what i should do!



Hey girly! Your parents just care about you, and don't want to see you leave. Maybe, put together a meeting with the officials at the school, so that your parents can get a better idea of what they have to offer.


Becca G.

by Angel07 on 5/8/2011 10:00:03 PM


ok so ive always wanted to go to boaring school (i mean like ALWAYS) but my moms exuse when i bring it up is its to expensieve and ive done really good in school up until this year. i went from b+, A student to D's and C's.. and im only 13 and my science teacher and my freind found 3 gray hairs in my curly red mop this year i really dont like things at home and went to an overnight summer camp before and cried when i had to leave the camp nd go home and then spent that whole summer away from my family and was just fine so i no i can handle being away from the rents ( and my truly evil lil bro) im also and extreme sociolite so do u no any cheep boarding schools in or around calorado cus i dont want to loose my precius rockys ( and if possible accept dogs?cats?)?

Hey girlie,

Unfortunately I don't know any boarding schools in that area or any that accept pets (most are like colleges where you can't bring much with you - and lots are located in New England). Instead, I think it's really important to try to make the most of the situation you've got! Going away to boarding school won't magically fix everything, after all Smile Your school experience will be great whether you go to a public school, a private school, or a boarding school - what's important is that you work hard in your classes, ask questions if you're confused or disinterested (it helps get you back on track), and get involved in your extracurriculars. You can still make great friends and feel well-rounded without boarding school, promise! As for home, if things are stressing you out, try to find a hobby that will take your mind off it. If your parents make you feel upset, head to your bedroom to knit, read, paint, scrapbook, etc. Call a friend to help you think of other things. Or you could even try to get closer to your parents - hang out with them, play a board game, or ask them to go somewhere fun with you. Your situation CAN get better without something drastic - if you let go of the idea of boarding school (since you're parents aren't really into it) and, instead, focus on improving things as they are right now, you still have the chance to be really really happy Smile
Lauren C.

by cammybellpoptart on 4/25/2011 9:07:18 PM


Mod mod mod! I love horses and have been riding for 5 yrs but my grandparents pay for my lessons and myhorse they act they r in charge if me and treating to sell my horse if I miss one week of riding.i feel like I'm being suffocated into riding I hate it.i want to ride for fun not cuz I'm being forced to! They also r picky and controlling about do I tell them to back off without making them mad?

Hey girl, by being honest about your feelings. Ask to talk to them and be sincere and genuine. Don't accuse them of being mean to you, just tell them that you love riding, but sometimes you feel like you're being pushed too hard into it and it's really stressful for you. They should understand and sympathize. But definitely don't attack them when you're talking to them.

Alyssa B.

by Cait010 on 4/14/2011 11:41:13 PM


MOD MOD MOD MOD!!! my bff is thinking of going away to boarding school, and she said i should look at the school she wants to go to. i went to the website and i think i really want to go. i haven't told my parents yet, cuz i've been doing some research, but whenever my friends or fam or grades r making me upset, i think, i should really escape this and run off to boarding school. should i actually bring this up to my parents, or am i just trying to escape my life? i think i could go away to boarding school, but i dont know if i really want to. please please PLEASE help!!!! im so confused and i cant ask anyones advice b/c my friends would get mad, my bff might get her hopes up that im actually going and my parents would probably just laugh. i really need some advice right now!!!!!!



Hey girly! I think you may just be trying to escape. My cousing went to boarding school for a year, and he was really depressed, and felt very alone. I'm sure some people love it, but just think, you wouldn't be able to see your parents, you'd have to make all new friends, and you'd be all alone in an unfamiliar place.


Becca G.

by polkadot77 on 3/27/2011 9:31:11 PM


hey girl!
do you need someone to talk to?
confused about something?
sad about something?
mad about something?
even happy about something?
do you want another friend?

well, you must've said yes to at least one of these questions! so what are you waiting for?!?
come on and click on my name to come to the most SAVVY profile on GL!!!!!!!



by savvylula on 3/22/2011 9:38:27 PM


I am going into 8th grade next year and will have to choose my high school very soon. My mom is sort of making me go to this all girls high school. It has good academics and everything, and my BFF is google there too. But the thing is any time I hear any love song or movie or anything with BFs or whatever, i get in a little depressed mood for a few minutes thinking that I have almost no chance of having a boyfriend or even any going out or anything! Also, right now I have a major crush and I know he has a girlfriend now, which makes me feel worse that I probably won't have any chance in 8th grade either! H
Thank you, sorry this was long, but please answer Smile

Hey girlie! I went to an all-girls high school too, so I know how you feel. You have to get out and make guy friends outside of school, whether it be by hanging out with friends from other schools and their guy friends or going out with friends to meet new people -- you don't have to limit yourself to school. Also, make sure meeting new girls is on your agenda too Smile

Brittany G. 
Brittany G.

by squigglegiggle13 on 3/7/2011 10:20:15 PM


Mod Mod Mod!
I'm going into high school next year, and I'm really nervous because my mom is forcing me to play piano for the school orchestra. I've taken lessons my whole life, and I love it, but I'm really scared because it will be a lot of pressure. I'm scared that, since I'll be a freshman, I won't be good enough and will mess up. Please help! I can't stop worrying about it!
Thanks so muchSmile

Hey girlie. Don't worry too much. You will do great. It's completely normal to have some jitters now, but they will go away once you get adapted to the high school and orchestra! 
Marly Z.

by GuitarStar17 on 2/19/2011 11:47:01 PM


hey girls! i want to get the LG Cosmos Touch but don't know if its a good phone. if you have it just comment of my pro with some pros/cons. Smile thank yaaa!

by iheartpurpleconverse on 2/18/2011 6:10:52 PM


Mod! Mod!
I hear people say "that's gay" at school all the time and I hate it! It's really rude and disrespectful. It's not my friends who are saying it, it's other classmates. How can I tell them to stop?


Hey chica! Unfortunately, people will always be disrespectful, but it's awesome that you realize how rude it is. When you hear someone say it, just politely tell them that it could offend people and ask if they could stop. Hopefully they'll get the picture!

Clare W.

by demilovatofan249 on 2/18/2011 12:36:43 PM

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