Is there a Boarders thread at all?

(15 Posts)
thekingfisher Thu 08-Sep-16 16:36:04

DS just started weekly boarding Y9 - we are having a little rocky start and would be good to have some sympathetic and experienced boarders to chat too.

I don't need an assessment as to whether its the right thing to do please though...

TeenAndTween Thu 08-Sep-16 17:00:13

On the Education board.

DianaMitford Thu 08-Sep-16 17:02:37

Hi, my DD is Yr 10, weekly boarder. She started in Yr 9. Happy to chat if you need a friendly ear smile

abear Thu 08-Sep-16 17:04:45

thekingfisher Thu 08-Sep-16 17:11:08

Thanks Diane.

He's been actually sick both of the mornings so far ! Medical centre think its a bit on anxiety - he's not found much he likes to eat and isn't getting much sleep which is a bit of a sick trigger for him....

Ive also posted on the other thread in Education within the Education board.

I'm missing him a lot and its taking all my will power and a lot of crisps to stop me jumping into the car and bringing him home....

kormachameleon Thu 08-Sep-16 17:12:03

Hi op my sons weekly boards. He started in year 7.
I'm not going to lie, the first 6 months were really hard and he was very upset but then it became easier and year 8 was a totally different situation

Stay in close contact with matron and house master / mistress and let your son know that's it's ok to be homesick but totally normal and he will be fine

thekingfisher Thu 08-Sep-16 17:29:55

Thanks - being sick every morning was not one of the scenarios I had envisaged for him - I feel so silly that I also didn't put more 'homey' food in his tuck box so he could at least eat some stuff he fancied ...

Ive now got a list to send him back with on Monday

Hoping for a better night for him and him actually making it to the first lesson and feeling better in himself.

Matron said he has seemed to fit in well and is getting stuck in and doesn't seem homesick its just seems to be the early morning .....

My diet has taken a hit and all I can do atm is wine chocolate

kormachameleon Thu 08-Sep-16 18:06:12

It's hard for you too so be kind to yourself - he will need you to be strong so do what we you need to do to keep yourself ok

Nigh times and mornings are the worst for them , again totally normal and will get better for him

thekingfisher Thu 08-Sep-16 19:31:53

Thankyou Korma - have had an email from housemaster who says he's fine and very happy this evening so all good and fingers crossed no Vom show tomorrow am!

DianaMitford Thu 08-Sep-16 19:36:47

It will take a while for him to settle in completely. It's all so new. I know exactly what you mean by jumping in the car!! Best not, though. Sound cheery when you speak to him and keep in contact with the housemaster/mistress. Is it co-ed or single sex?

Davros Thu 08-Sep-16 20:58:32

no personal experience but flowersflowersflowers to you. Have some wine and chocolate

kormachameleon Thu 08-Sep-16 22:58:45

Out of interest where in the world is he ? If by any fluke he's at my son's school I'll ask him to say hello

thekingfisher Fri 09-Sep-16 12:27:01

Well I now have ds in bed at home having been sick again this morning. Going to keep him at home tonight and back in the morning for lessons and matches then hopefully start a fresh Monday!.

Hes in really good spirits and loving it - just not loving being sick. He's waking up and feeling really ill within and hour or so the once he's been to the San after a vow and a little rest is fine again! baffling!

kormachameleon Fri 09-Sep-16 14:03:48

Don't underestimate how sick anxiety can make him
But a good chat over the weekend, some cuddles, favourite meal and a movie or whatever he likes to do should help him along.

We found telling my son that he wasn't missing anything - we weren't having a whale of a time without him - all he was missing was the boring mundane weeknight evenings and by staying at school he was avoiding a school run, buses, being nagged to do homework etc
He can stay at school with his friends, play football / rugby/tennis and relax
This really helped him to see the benefits of boarding

Can you say what school he is at in case any of us have boys there ?

CountessDracula Fri 09-Sep-16 16:34:42

Maybe you should hop in the car and bring him home.
poor little mite sad

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