I am away from my home and parents only for two years during my PG study only. I was with my parents during my primary, secondary and intermediate education and I was with my grandparents during my graduation. Again during my PhD, I stayed with my aunt, brothers and sisters. So I have the experience of hostel for a limited period only that to at the age of 20 years. So I never felt homesick during those days. Every two months we used to get some or other vacations and I was going to my place during those days. So even this two years also I never felt that I am away from my house. I used to visit my relatives in that where I was doing my PG during Sundays and spending time with them.
Another point I want to mention is my both sons have completed their studies by staying with me only.