Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s apt advice to a young child who is going to a boarding school for the first time and going to live away from his parents and family:
“Score. Be free with all. Mingle with everyone. Make use of your tutors and house masters. Be friendly with all students.
Never for a day miss your prayers. If morning you cannot, do it in the evening. Let His grace flow towards you from all sides. Remember your noble father and divine mother each night and mentally prostrate to them.”