Boarding school woes
Leaving home is a huge step that most kids put off until they go to college or get a place of their own. Allowing you to skip out of the house four years earlier than expected is probably a tough sitch for your mom to wrap her head around. You are her daughter, after all! Nonetheless, there are a few things you can do to help her to take your desire to attend boarding school more seriously.
Show me the money
First thing’s first: Your mom might love the idea of giving you this opportunity, but she might not have the money to make it happen. Private boarding schools are expensive, chica, and if you’re mom is struggling to make ends meet, sending you away to school might not be in the cards. Just ‘cause you can’t afford it out of pocket doesn’t mean your dream is out of reach, however. Look into the financial aid and scholarship offerings at the schools you’re considering. Depending upon your fam’s money matters, you might get a little assistance.
Why do you really want to go?
Sure, you might hate living at home right now, but that’s the last thing Mom wants to here. Make a list of other positives of boarding schools, especially in comparison to the local high school you’d be attending if you stayed home. Maybe they offer classes or extracurriculars in areas you’re really passionate about. Maybe their college counseling services are number one in the nation. Having proof of the benefits will definitely trump an, “But Mom, I really want to,” argument.
Present the facts