I'm a kid who wants to apply to a boarding school (yes, I know. Its late.) and wanted some parental advice. I brought up the topic to my mom (my dad is on a business trip right now, he won't be back till March 6th) and well she was surprised. Like, it was totally unexpected. And pretty much, right off the bat she said it would be too expensive, that i wanted to leave her, etc... So I'm kinda asking that parents whose kids suddenly wanted to go to a boarding school or parents with kids in boarding schools or anyone with advice: how can I explain to my mother and father that I want to go to a boarding school, not to leave them (i'll probably miss them like crazy), but to gain independence, get a better education, and all the other good perks of boarding schools. Also, how you/ or your kid told you about the boarding school idea... stuff like that. And kinda what i can say to make them feel the same way I do about boarding schools.