My thirteen year old son has the opportunity to spend a month with his grandparents. (School isn't an issue, as he is home schooled) We live in Texas, they live in Michigan. I have never been without my son except for during scout camp. I am not the clingy type of mom, but I must admit to feeling a bit unsure about this. My son can be very difficult, way more than the normal teen. I don't know if sending him for an entire month is very realistic.
My daughter travelled with my mom for about 3 weeks when she was 11. We live close to my mom, and she and my daughter already had a close relationship with frequent contact. My daughter has ADHD and can be somewhat difficult at times, but I knew my mom knew her well enough to handle it. Also, my mom was the one who invited my daughter and she fully understood what she was offering; had my mom not been that close to my daughter there is no way I would have done it. If your parents haven't spent a lot of time with your son already and he tends to be difficult, then it might not be a good idea. Could you send him for a shorter stay this year and make it longer next year if things go well?
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