I have two boys who are six years apart. We live in [name_u]America[/name_u] but my husband wants the elder son to study at a British boarding school because it’s his family tradition. He is okay with the younger son going to any American school as long as it’s a boarding school. The boys are currently in the same school in the US but they will be separated next year when the elder (who’s 12) goes to the UK
Forget about the logistical nightmare etc, could this separation have a damaging effect on the children? I wanted them to be close but they’re already six years apart.
Anybody else experienced this or know someone? [name_m]Can[/name_m] you call this “raising two kids with two different lives”? The elder son will be exposed to British culture and he will definitely attend a British university just like his father (more years of separation from his little American brother).
To be clear, I am not against boarding schools (I went to one myself) or sending my son to another country but I am asking if this will affect their relationship, emotional development and mental health.