Sky diving at if would you let ......

@_hope_ (3917)
Australia
May 26, 2007 6:01pm CST
My son who is still fifteen wants to go sky diving. would you consider letting a child of this age jump out of an aeroplane ? I know that some time you have to let them go but this is a bit more dangerous . My daughter jumped but she was 21 i really think that he could atleast wait until he leaves home and do it when i don`t have to know about it . We can`t afford to pay $300.00 per jump and i really do not want him to spend his savings on this .
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@ausnikki (4089)
• Brisbane, Australia
27 May 07
I think fifteen is far too young to go sky diving.I know I wouldn't let my son do it and he's sixteen.Not that he would anyway as he's scared of hights.I hope you can talk your son out of it.Good luck!
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@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
1 Jun 07
too bad nikki he wasn`t scared of heights like his mother then we would have no arguements at all
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
29 May 07
I don't think I would let my kids sky dive at this age. They really have no idea that there is a big risk involved when they are hormonal and indestructable at 15! I must admit I have bungy jumped a few times and hot air ballooned and scuba dived but I was a lot older than that and knew the risks. I don't think I would do some of those things now though because I think about what would happen to the kids if something happened to me... My brother sky dived a few times and his best mate was actually killed when his shute tangled! That too has obviously put a big slant on my thoughts. I suppose when he can pay for it himself and is legal age to do what he wants, you can't stop him but for now tell him you love him too much for something bad to happen to him....hugs
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@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
1 Jun 07
Missy you have more guts than me i would never be able to even bungy jump even if my life depended on it .What chance do i have convincing him not to jump when thats what his father use to do all the time when we first met .but in the end sfter watching his mates dvd of his jump he has changed his mind not to jump after all
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
27 May 07
Fifteen for me is too young, but at that age he just wants to go out and be adventurous and have fun. Maybe talk to him and see if he will put it off for another year or so.
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@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
28 May 07
Calais i have tried to reason with him as best i could even to the extent of telling him if he does it he has to pay for it even that didn`t deter him ... The only thing that changed his mind was watching the dvd that his mate had made of his jump the day before my son then sent me a message and said "hell no i`m not going to jump now " I have not seen the dvd yet but would be interested in seeing what he went through
• United States
27 May 07
There is no way on God's green earth I would allow my minor child to sky dive. If he wants to risk his life when he is grown, that is his business. You are right to worry. On the slim chance there was an accident, you would never forgive yourself for allowing it. Stand your ground, Hope. You're right.
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