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I have 2 questions I would love some input on...
1.) My husband and I are all about protecting our children. One way we plan on doing so is teaching them survival and self defence skills. I have been starting a survival guide for all of them. In which it gives you information on everything from making shelter to finding water, building traps for food and edible and poisonous plants. We plan on starting to train them on survival skills by their 6th birthdays. And starting self defense training between the ages of 10-12 based on their maturity and ability to control their tempers. Is this too soon for self defense training?
2.) Also my husband qnd I are avid gchangesectors and firm believers in our second ammendment rights. We are teaching our children not to play with guns and not to touch a gun now and we have themm locked up and unloaded at all times to keep them from being able to accidentally get a hold of a gun. But we are planning on giving them weapons training between tbe ages of 14-16 also based on their maturity level and discipline. We will start off strictly with gun and weapon safety and move forward from there. They will not have their own gun until they are 18 and that will be
a rifle they will nit have a pistol until they can buy their own at 21 (unless the law
changes) is this too young to begin weapons training?
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM
Replies (11-20):
AMRios
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Yeah... I agree it is good to know but depending on where you live they should not be that far from cilvilization... A phone would be a good start... It is never to young to learn new things... My 8 and 6 year old have guns but they are only BB guns... It is a start for them... I grew up around guns and my husband and my self carry so I do not want them to be scared! 

Quoting MaryIsbell:

I'm not only thinking about appocoliptic situations. Thats very unlikey. But what if they get lost in the woods or are in any kind of accident and they have to survive until they can be found? I don't ever expect them to be away from me or their father until they are much older but i believe it would be best to start them as early as possible. It's best for such skills to be second nature so that they do not get into the situation and not know what to do withoyt their guide.


Quoting AMRios:

Not to young for gun training but to crazy for survival... Teach them about defending themselves from zombies while you are at it! Do people still think the world is coming to an end??



MaryIsbell
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 7:34 PM
There are several places phones do not work but no I do nit expect them to be far from civilization but when they get older if they inherit my husbands or my own love for nature they could find themselves lost etc. Better safe than sorry. The survival skills include navigation etc.


Quoting AMRios:

Yeah... I agree it is good to know but depending on where you live they should not be that far from cilvilization... A phone would be a good start... It is never to young to learn new things... My 8 and 6 year old have guns but they are only BB guns... It is a start for them... I grew up around guns and my husband and my self carry so I do not want them to be scared! 

Quoting MaryIsbell:

I'm not only thinking about appocoliptic situations. Thats very unlikey. But what if they get lost in the woods or are in any kind of accident and they have to survive until they can be found? I don't ever expect them to be away from me or their father until they are much older but i believe it would be best to start them as early as possible. It's best for such skills to be second nature so that they do not get into the situation and not know what to do withoyt their guide.





Quoting AMRios:

Not to young for gun training but to crazy for survival... Teach them about defending themselves from zombies while you are at it! Do people still think the world is coming to an end??





bizEmommie
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM

These are really interesting things you are doing! As for the gun education, I don't think there's ever an age that it too young to at least be told about gun safety. However, as for using them and practicing, etc, I think you have a good plan there. As for the self defense training, like someone else said, my son is 4 and is about to go into a class. I think these things teach way more than just self defense, like self discipline, self control, etc. They offer the class to young children, there must be a reason for it!

Great job!!!

AMRios
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 7:48 PM

We are the same way... :) Good luck to you... You are the only ones who know when your child is ready for what! 

Quoting MaryIsbell:

There are several places phones do not work but no I do nit expect them to be far from civilization but when they get older if they inherit my husbands or my own love for nature they could find themselves lost etc. Better safe than sorry. The survival skills include navigation etc.


Quoting AMRios:

Yeah... I agree it is good to know but depending on where you live they should not be that far from cilvilization... A phone would be a good start... It is never to young to learn new things... My 8 and 6 year old have guns but they are only BB guns... It is a start for them... I grew up around guns and my husband and my self carry so I do not want them to be scared! 

Quoting MaryIsbell:

I'm not only thinking about appocoliptic situations. Thats very unlikey. But what if they get lost in the woods or are in any kind of accident and they have to survive until they can be found? I don't ever expect them to be away from me or their father until they are much older but i believe it would be best to start them as early as possible. It's best for such skills to be second nature so that they do not get into the situation and not know what to do withoyt their guide.





Quoting AMRios:

Not to young for gun training but to crazy for survival... Teach them about defending themselves from zombies while you are at it! Do people still think the world is coming to an end??






NDADanceMom
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 9:21 PM

We keep our children in a safe environment.  We do not have guns, nor do we need them.  The family that lived in this house before us lost a son when their 5 year old daughter shot him in the head, twice.  

jakesmom323
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 9:23 PM
Yeah. I'm sorry, but that is super dorky and crazy where I come from.
WifeMomStudent
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM
My 8 year old has started on gun safety and uses a BB gun now. Soon he will learn to shoot skeet and deer but we're country folk lol I think 10 is a good age for learning to hunt. Also a good karate school will teach them discipline and anger management so you can start them as you g as you want and then they learn proper outlets for their anger.
WifeMomStudent
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 9:32 PM
Btw we literally live in the middle of the woods. Learning wilderness survival is a real thing for us. We tell my son to sit down and "hug a tree" basically don't keep moving around. It's good to teach them as soon as they can understand. Last year we had a boy lost in the woods near our house and it took hours to find him because he kept wandering around.
MaryIsbell
by on Sep. 9, 2013 at 6:37 AM
We live in north alabama and we are looking at a home in the woods. My husband and I both have always dreamed of living in the woods and "hug a tree" is a great way to teach them how to be found easier.


Quoting WifeMomStudent:

Btw we literally live in the middle of the woods. Learning wilderness survival is a real thing for us. We tell my son to sit down and "hug a tree" basically don't keep moving around. It's good to teach them as soon as they can understand. Last year we had a boy lost in the woods near our house and it took hours to find him because he kept wandering around.

MaryIsbell
by on Sep. 9, 2013 at 6:44 AM
Guns aren't the problem it's the gun owners. Gun safety is key. There is no way they could get their hands on any one of our guns. When you have kids and guns you can spare no expense for extra precautions. We have locked triggers on all of our guns AND they are always in the safe unless my husband or I are carrying it or are target practicing. And that is terrible about the 5 year old and her brother.


Quoting NDADanceMom:

We keep our children in a safe environment.  We do not have guns, nor do we need them.  The family that lived in this house before us lost a son when their 5 year old daughter shot him in the head, twice.  


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