Nowadays we are all experts in everything and we have very different opinions about what we think is best in the education of our children.
Possibly, as in term of education no one sets the guidelines for what we should do, we usually go to “jump of the bush” doing what others we know have done, or even correcting the decisions we have made previously with the experience from another of our children.
We live in a very competitive world in which parents wantour children to be the best; we want them to achieve everything we never reach and project that frustration on children who need security.
We submit them under great pressure and nobody can extract anything positive.
We should simply understand that failure is wonderful and the real basis on which success and real learning is based.
We learns with the mistakes we made, not always having everything in favor.
Talking about the ideal age for our children to study abroad, it is important not to run or advance ahead of time.
The most important is that our childern be with us the right time; much important than the fact of studying abroad when actually is not the right moment with the excuse that they are going to learn english since early age.
The great learning for them is that they are with their parents.
Therefore, up to ten years it is advisable that our children stay by our side, and from Via Families we advise you not to travel to learn languages before eleven.
At the same time we should bear in mind that for an adult time passes much faster than for a child; sending our son/daughter two months away will take forever, especially if he/she is younger than eleven years old and needs to be at his parents’ side.
The ideal for their education will be to study abroad as they take off from us, although for this it will be necessary to have previously planted a good education. Only then can we reap fruit at maturity.
And those parents who do not make a good educational seeding, will be those who later feel afraid to send their children abroad; parents who will harbor doubts in the education offered and who will fear that their children will go deeper in the world of drugs – or in inappropriate behaviors.
So, a good option is for our son to make a first trip of a couple of weeks with a friend or acquaintance; a joint experience and more pleasant.
The important thing is not that our children learn languages but that they know how to get away from home, and for that, we must give them security.
Having had a solid childhood will bring them a strong maturity, being this type of children suitable for studying abroad.
We are talking about children who, without a doubt, will not suffer from a close attachment and who will know how to face the world.
So, do not have to run.
The ideal is to send our children overseas in a phased manner; first to Europe and then to more distant destinations.
Let’s not forget the most appropriate ages so that our children can enjoy the experience.
We, as parents, should not force our children to study abroad, but motivate them to want to live an experience that will mark them for future outings.
Talking with our children before making the decision and teaching them the virtues of destiny will be the best decision we can make, initially.
From Via Families we encourage you to adequately inform yourself of the best options for your children.
Ceo y Fundadora de Via Families.