would you let your kid join the military?

@celray (141)
United States
January 15, 2007 8:56pm CST
would you let him or talk him out of it?
5 responses
• United States
20 Jan 07
I would let him/her. Both of my parents were marines and my hubby is in the army. So if that was something my child wanted i would stand behind them 100%.
@hh9905 (1275)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 07
I know i'd freak out at first. And after calming myself down, i'd talk him/her out of it. However, if his/her reasons are reasonable enough, i might change my mind. As one of the responds posted, i'd be happy as long as his/she's happy.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I would let him. It is a great deal. If they had a future somewhere else I would encourage them to do what interested them, but if they wanted to be in the military, why not? The military is a sweet deal, pay for college, free health insurance, training, character, its everything.
@mogg20 (172)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
I'll definitely try to talk him out of it. But if really wants to join and is happy about it, then I'll let him.
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
16 Jan 07
Being a military family already, I would be inclined to allow them, although my husband might have something else to say about it. It is a lifestyle, though, and for that reason in addition to the life-risking aspect, it is not to be taken on lightly.