Article: What Sort Of Sadist Sends A Child To Boarding School? Me. By James Delingpole 01/28/13 -- "Children, like all herd animals, prefer to be with their own kind. Sure it’s nice, as a parent, to be able to see them every day. But what they’d prefer – being, let’s be honest here, not nearly as into you as you are into them – is to be in an environment where they’ve got dozens of mates on tap from the moment they wake up till the second they fall asleep."