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Military School: The Pros and Cons

Updated on May 27, 2010

Military school is one of the ways by which a parent can train a child to become more disciplined and not become a rebellious teen. There are many military schools that can train and hone your child's strategic skills

Other Advantages

In addition to this, the school will allow your child to become more aware of himself in terms of his values as a human being.  The military school will teach your child to become respectful of authority and give them the tools that they need to handle life in the future.

Some might say that military school training is difficult to say the least.  However, this type of rigorous training will allow your child to become disciplined.  Once you let your child study at a military school, you will see the changes that your child will undergo.  More than anything else, your child will be able to learn the following values in military academies.

  • Self discipline
  • Self-confidence
  • Structure

These three values will help your child gain the success that he wants to achieve in life.  If you send your child to military school you will give your child the opportunity to gain as much knowledge as he can about real life.

Cons

  • Like any other things in life, there is always a bad side to everything. This does not exclude military schools. Have you ever heard of the saying “military school is not for everyone?” this is true because this type of school brings the best and the worst out of a person.
  • Some students who graduated from the various military academies say that they had the greatest experience while studying there. On the other hand, there are some students who would say that “they found hell,” during their time in military school. It really is a broad spectrum of emotions and opinions either for or against this type of school.
  • It would be best to not form an opinion unless you have been there yourself. In this way, you will prevent yourself from making false assumptions on things that you know nothing about. Again, military school is not for everyone. You need to have strength of character and physical body to be able to withstand the pressure of being in this school.

One thing is for sure, once you enter the military academy, you will become a changed person for the rest of your life. This is the main consensus of all the people who have been to military school. They say that this type of school will change your life forever and that there is no turning back once you get inside the academy.

Before you enter a military academy, or put your child in it, make sure you do proper research and find out more about it. After this, you can now weigh your options; the pros and the cons before you finally decide to enter military school. By doing this, you will not have any regrets in making your decision. At least, you would have thought your decision through.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Military schools teach obedience to authority. Military schools are funnels to the actual military. The military trains people to kill one another. Is that your goal?

      Military schools do Not teach to think of constructive alternatives to war and violence. Most wars could have been avoided. On a personal level, we should teach our children to walk away from a fight, not go to a fight (war). Should individuals fight because they are told to do so?

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      Griffiths 

      6 years ago

      I attended a Military School from 11+ and I think all schools should be run in that manner, it really organized me and I thrived under it, the cons you mentioned are really just cons to school in general

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      Swapnil Gunjal 

      6 years ago

      If it is difficult then too I will try because it is the only way to make life meaningful.

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      JKK2000 

      8 years ago

      I would take issue with the claim that military schools teach self discipline. By being in a highly structured environment in which every decision is made for you including minutiae as when to brush your teeth, how to make your bed, how to fold your clothes etc you do not learn how to make your own decisions. Here's someone'es experience at military school:

      lintonhallmilitaryschool.blogspot.com

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