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How is sending your children to boarding schools different from admitting parents to old age homes?

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Asked by EmM, 01 Feb '08 11:42 pm
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Both are different indeed. Sending kids to boarding is usualy with the intention of imparting them the best of education whilst sending parents to age old homes is cruelty in its best form.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 04 Feb '08 12:34 am

 
  
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Boarding school, which is an "artificial community", comprising only peers. "

A caring and nurturing family is generally considered the most conducive environment for the healthy all-round development of a child.The parent-child bond definitely suffers. Moreover, schools often use harsh methods, including corporal punishment, to inculcate discipline in the students, a task that parents can do with more love.

When these children grow up and these parents go old same mentality will develop with same children for their parents too....

Have we ever given any thought to our old age or that of our parents? What do you expect from your children? Do you simply expect the emotional and moral support or are you hoping that theyll provide for you as you did for them when they were growing up?

I think those parents who thought of sending their kids to hostel get back the same treatment when the children grow up and parents become old and thrown to old-age homes forever...

So no d ...more
Answered by Roy John, 02 Feb '08 08:00 pm

 
  
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I think both are totally different...and the difference between the two is is in the intention....
One sends the children to boarding school with the intention of giving the child better education, better environment and a better chance to experience things which a child may not normally get at home...and parents see it as an investment, it is their responsibility to secure the future for their child and in turn their own future by giving better education to their children
whereas old parents are considered a liability, are exploited till they are physically and financially able and then later discarded at the old age homes because they do not want to take responsibility, spend time and money on someone who has exhausted their usefulness...
One should be nice to the children because one day they will choosing our old age homes....this is the sad truth of our life today.
Answered by sumitha, 01 Feb '08 11:52 pm

 
  
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Heheh good idea
Answered by Dinesh C S, 16 Apr '08 12:43 pm

 
  
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Boarding school toughens a young kid up. Not the "luxury" International boarding schools, but real hardcore ones like what we had in 60s & 70s India lol.

For a brief period, my Pops & Grandpa put me in a boarding school- at a very young age for some years (till 3rd standard) for exactly that. Some incidents just made your skin thick, which you need in this day & age, many times- especially if you don't fit into the "mainstream."

Boarding school makes you multi faceted. At least Nationalized Central Govt. run Public Residential Schools. You are more independent for one, and you break out of a familial single faceted train of thought much earlier. Since you're independent, you also tend to think more for yourself- and not only rely on what you're fed.

Old age homes are different. Geriatric folk are those who have already lived their active life and need a physical venue to spend their retired golden years. The biological & societal necessities of a young kid (so boarding scho ...more
Answered by A Moin, 13 Mar '08 08:07 pm

 
  
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Most of the cases old people become cranky & do not accept the mobility of life.They are not ready to change themselves with the fashion n lifestyle of new age.So,no other choice is left ,rather than sending to old age home ,in some cases.
Now , one can certainly avoid sending children to boarding schools for their own independent life.Here,one thing is clear that higher education's case is totally different from boarding schools.Better culture (no need to list out) can be given at home by parents with full devotion.
Answered by Boss, 17 Feb '08 11:04 pm

 
  
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One is out of love towards children for their betterment n another one for opposite reason to get rid of obligation of old parents. secon one is very inhuman, isnt it.
Answered by vijay, 15 Feb '08 11:12 pm

 
  
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Send a child to boarding school and sending parents to old age homes are two different things. People send children to boarding and parents to old age home for entirely different reasons. Children are put in boarding mostly out of compulsion and people send their parents to old age home out of ingratitude.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 14 Feb '08 04:53 pm

 
  
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They are more or less same.
But atleast we can hope that children are being send to crave out a stronger personality and better future.
But sadly sending parents is like throwing out the wisdom and erasing the past..
Though both make things bitter for present...
Answered by Falak Kalaliya, 12 Feb '08 05:49 pm

 
  
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I will first answer it in general terms,strictly keeping to the essence of the question. In a way I agree with you. Sending the young ones to a boarding school today is in every way, akin to sending one's parents to an old age home. In the process you are tearing them away from the environment in which they have grown up, denying that love and affection that only a parent can ever pour out on their children just as as we as grownups can give to our aged parents. When you send them off to a boarding school, they miss everything that is there in this life that they should have had in the first place as they grow up in those formative years. One doesn't really need to list it out. It is self explanatory. There is always that void that will always be felt in the later years for all that love and affection that one misses out, the growing up with the other siblings, the small things of joy in the early life, the simple and innocent care free attitude that one would have loved to have at ...more
Answered by Omega, 09 Feb '08 12:08 pm

 
  
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