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When choosing to send a child to boarding school, you should be very careful. Make sure your child is involved in both choosing the school and the application process. If you get a child involved it gives them a sense of pride and responsibility in making their own decisions. This in turn is a positive outcome for them in choosing their future. Find out what they want to do so that school can honour their career path. I would suggest children aged 7+ would be good for this situation. With regard to emotional development. Providing you ensure frequent contact through telephone, email, or writing letters they will not feel abandoned. Also planned visiting is another positive outcome.
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is my daughters biological father able to prevent my decision to send her to boarding school if her choses to?
I was awarded sole custody and care of our daughter in our divorce settlement 9 yrs ago and he has had no involvement apart from holiday visitation.
he currently pays a third of the maintenance he should and nothing furher.
yes, however sole custody no longer exists I have been told and has been replaced with 'co guardianship' of the minor child.
to what extent does this guardianship allow him to influence decisions?
are you equipped to answer this or should I refer to family la?