Would you Send your Kids to Boot Camp

@Jshean20 (14373)
Canada
February 21, 2007 2:42pm CST
If your kids were poorly behaved,, would you send them to boot camp? Under what conditions would you send them there? Would they have to be a certain age? How bad would their bahavior have to get before you decide that it's time? Do you think that there is an alternative solution to boot camp? What is it? Have you had any experience with boot camp (yourself or other relatives)? Any success stories?
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• United States
22 Feb 07
well we are not in that kind of financial way, but if my kids were that bad. I'd try at home first to straighten them out, and then perhaps some counseling, and then if that failed, maybe bootcamp.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
I feel that boot camp should be a last resort.
• United States
22 Feb 07
I definitely would! My son has had episodes of his teen years where I KNOW had there been one locally available he would have been there! I think if nothing else, using the military style they break the person down and build up strength from the ground floor. I wish we had one nearby sometimes because I'm thinking my son would benefit. He's not a bad kid but he can become too much of a handful for me at times now in his teen years for sure. And I think at any age where they are bad enough to be causing you to even CONSIDER boot camp is acceptable. If they're out of hand, it can be at any age.
21 Oct 10
I would deal with it myself or seek advice, I don't think I could offload them to a place like a boot camp. I do however feel it works, as I know that in America it has a huge success rate but over here the United Kingdom I think it would cause more issues and therefore I would prefer to handle it myself. Thankfully I don't think I will have that issue.
@waynet (2650)
26 Feb 07
Sure I would, and I'd hope it would benefit them somewhat too, as some kids today don't show anyone any respect for others or themselves, so I'd send them and make them stay for awhile!
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
26 Feb 07
If I had children, I certainly would send them to boot camp but only if they were doing really bad things. If their behavior was not too serious then I probably would not. Kids need to learn discipline and learn how to behave appropriately and boot camp may be the best thing for them. Sometimes it takes more than just the parents to get through to the kids about how to behave better. I would probably not send them if they were younger than 10. I have not experienced boot camp and do not know anyone who has gone through this.
@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I have 4 boys and a girl and I'm ready to send 3 of the 4 boys to boot camp NOW!!! lol No, seriously though ~ I think they need something that is a little less as harsh as boot camp for young boys... My boys are disrespectful and for a lot of different reasons. They have been through a lot in their short lives, some my fault, some their father's but regardless it has resulted in some very poor behavior that I've been trying to resolve for about a year and a half now. And yes, I'm at my wits end and I'm about ready to send them to military school or something because nothing seems to get through to them. I've voluntarily taken parenting class after parenting class and I've come to the conclusion that I'm not consistant enough. SO, I'm trying to work on that. I would consider sending them to bootcamp if they don't straighten up by the time they are 12-13..before that age, I just think that's too young. Great Topic!!