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    It's been two and a half months since I started boarding school, I am 16 and my family lives 17 hours plane ride away. I will be going home in 2 weeks and I am wondering whether I should tell my parents I want to quit. I used to love school, loved lessons, loved teachers and my friends.i left thinking there might be something better out there but now I have become depressed and have to keep tears back everyday, I fooled myself into thinking I would fit in with lots of really rich people. My family and I worked so hard to get here and I feel like I have let them down.
    I obviously want to go back home but I don't want to disappoint my family and look like a failure but at the same time I want to be happy and I know that I won't be happy here.
    What should I tell my parents and how should I tell them?
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    (Original post by Ticky123)
    It's been two and a half months since I started boarding school, I am 16 and my family lives 17 hours plane ride away. I will be going home in 2 weeks and I am wondering whether I should tell my parents I want to quit. I used to love school, loved lessons, loved teachers and my friends.i left thinking there might be something better out there but now I have become depressed and have to keep tears back everyday, I fooled myself into thinking I would fit in with lots of really rich people. My family and I worked so hard to get here and I feel like I have let them down.
    I obviously want to go back home but I don't want to disappoint my family and look like a failure but at the same time I want to be happy and I know that I won't be happy here.
    What should I tell my parents and how should I tell them?
    You have only been at school for two and half months and already know that you wont be happy there. Are you trying to mentally block yourself?

    What aspects of school life don't you like? Do you think it is the school itself, the people or you?

    I had similar situation when i went to boarding school [name witheld] and i hated it at first. My friends and I wanted to go home and be with family. Soon, we began to bond on our mutual hatred for boarding life, then we began to enjoy it.

    The difference was that i went at the age of 11 and you are going at 16.

    I am by no means trying to disregard your genuine worries but i am concerned that if you quit for the wrong reasons, you may regret it later in life. You should also learn to face your challenges, that is how you grow into an adult.

    What happens when you go to uni or get a job in a different city? Would you want mommy and daddy to be there with you?

    Try to look for positives in the school. I doubt that everything is all bad. Not all kids will be that terrible or snobbish.

    All the best and i hope you find happiness in what you choose to do.
 
 
 
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