I don't think I really thought this through and I now feel very uneasy at the prospect of DS going away for 3 whole months. DS is also now feeling very apprehensive eventhough he initially wanted to go but I have not let on how I feel. Here are my main issues:
When we signed up and paid (it's a lot so no backing out, says OH!) we did not realise that we could not see him for half term. We are going over in early Feb and early March for 3 days but that's it. He is going on a compulsory ski trip during half term.
I never considered the implications of his younger brother not seeing his brother for 3 months as he cannot come out to France with us so I am now very worried about younger brother too.
I am really worried that he will come home after 3 months and be quite distant with us or he will feel strange or he may view us as strangers. I might sound silly but I have got so worked up (probably why I've been sick) that I am beginning to believe my thoughts.
When we visit him it may make him more homesick, especially when we leave again.
The best thing would be honest replies or experiences of how a 12 year old has coped being away from home for 3 months.