Hitchin' a ride
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
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Personally, I think there is good and bad in both sides of this argument. What is right for the children varies from family to family. I would like to think that parents know what is best for their children, but I don't know people here personally, and we have all seen how wrong some parents can be. My personal view is that it would be alright until the kids reach around 8 or 10, then its time to start listening to their opinions. If my 8 year old said "Dad, I want to live on land" I would give it some serious thought. My parents moved me clear across the country at that age, against my wishes, and it had a huge negative impact on my life. I want to live on board a boat, my son is six. I look at him, and I look at his life now, and I think "no" it would be too disruptive. I can achieve the same affect by taking him on short cruises, showing him a different life that way. If I had a boat when he was born, then I might have moved aboard for a while. One thing I have read over and over is that teenagers, for the most part, should not be confined to life on board. Anyway, svrenovatio, glad to see you come back with a thought out response and not a full frontal assault.
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley
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