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India Hicks Sends Her Kids to School on Another Continent

India Hicks (host of last season's Top Design) has many titles, but none is more important than mother. In the latest issue of Cookie magazine, the model/designer mum to four who lives with two of her children and her partner in the Bahamas, talked about making the difficult decision to send her older boys, Felix, 11, and Amory, 9, to boarding school in England. She said:

"There's a point where you outgrow an island education," she explains. "Especially boys, who need to be socialized and have laboratories, art departments, and playing fields." That said, she adds, "I miss them unbearably. It's a physical pain. I hop on and off that plane to London like it's a bus."

Would you be able to bear this kind of separation if it meant a better education for your kids?

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erthed erthed 8 years
i'm sorry, but if you can afford to hop on and off that plane like it's a bus than do it FROM england. i find it a bit disturbing that she'd rather live in the bahamas and "visit" with her kids than live with her kids and "visit" the bahamas.
Eva-Elizabeth Eva-Elizabeth 8 years
Nope, I personally couldn't do it. I would miss my kids sooo much and be very unhappy and worry about them growing up without their parents around and a routine at home.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Does that mean she's gonna have her girl stay in the Bahamas. I didn't like her "especially boys" comment.
Mel475 Mel475 8 years
Although I give her credit for wanting a better education for her children than what their area provides, I agree with other posters that I would rather move the whole family than send my kids to boarding school. That is just so much time away from my children - I don't think I could handle it nor do I think it's ideal for the kids.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I agree as well. If you can afford boarding school in England you can afford to move there.
Angelica Angelica 8 years
This is so funny, I didn't even recognize her on the cover when I saw the mag at the bookstore. I just thought it was a random model.
mom2ross mom2ross 8 years
I agree, skigurl. Obviously, she's not hurting for money if she can afford private school in England. I'd move with my children to England for the school year and spend the summer in the Bahamas. What a life, huh? ;)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
it seems like they should all move somewhere with a better education system and then keep a vacation home on the island
haydee haydee 8 years
Not at such a young age. If I can afford it I would move the whole family there instead.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I wouldnt personally send my kids away, especially that young because i could always home school them and kids that age need their parents more than they need socializing. but if thats what she wants to do...go ahead.
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