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Poll: Are all Law Enforcement Children GOOD ?

Lady_justice_max50

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Posted about 4 years ago

 

I really need to hear from all you PARENTS IN LAW ENFORCEMNT PLEASE

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Rate This | Posted about 4 years ago

 

My kids turned out fine.  Never been in trouble.  A lot of it has to do with teaching the right from wrong and establishing moral charactor when they are yound.


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Metacchandler_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

Being a Police Officer's Son myself where the department has residency I  went to school with many of my Dad's coworkers' kids and not all of them where well behaved and knew right from wrong...it's all about making good decisions which comes in the person.


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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

My kids turned out find and neither has ever been in any trouble.  Both are currently in college.  Good parenting and good choices by the children are what it takes.  I don't think that officer's children are really much different than the general population.

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Id have to say youre wrong about  that.......we're different from the general pop.....i dont know about any other leo children besides myself and my brother and sisters but we get comments at school, occassional threats, not to mention the fact of having trouble sleeping at night not knowing whether or not your parent will return home by the time you wake up. Not being able to see your parent for only but a few minutes in the morning when you;re leaving for school and the half hour they have for lunch at night. Nop id have to say in my opinion  we're not the same as the general pop


-Ralph Jr, Sheriff's Explorer
Retired Officer's Son
www.RalphsPoliceCollection.weebly.com

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RHilton says ...



Id have to say youre wrong about  that.......we're different from the general pop.....i dont know about any other leo children besides myself and my brother and sisters but we get comments at school, occassional threats, not to mention the fact of having trouble sleeping at night not knowing whether or not your parent will return home by the time you wake up. Not being able to see your parent for only but a few minutes in the morning when you;re leaving for school and the half hour they have for lunch at night. Nop id have to say in my opinion  we're not the same as the general pop



RHilton, I am going to have to say that what you said does have some merit, but. . .it also boils down to what YOU make of it.  My daughter is currently in middle school and has been taught to not hide what I do, but don't advertise it either.  She has not had any problems up to this point.  This doesn't mean she won't as she is coming of age where her friends will be wanting to have parties where alcohol and "other" things will be present and because of what I do, she will not be invited.  That is fine with me as she does not need to be there anyway.  However, that may put a bit of a damper on HER social life. . . . .IF she allows it to.


When we put on the uniform, we knew that our lives would be different.  We knew that the "friends" we had before would not follow us into this line of work and in fact, most of us figured we would probably come into contact with many of "those friends" in a more professional way, and not necessarily a "friendly" way.  Unfortunately, this life also gets slopped over onto our families.  We have to teach our families how to "look" at people, keep an out, watch your back, etc. . .etc. . .etc. . . and it can by trying at times.  But, it is what it is.  You can either fight it because you want to be "normal" or just accept it and welcome those people out there that will give you the time of day and maybe accept you as the friend you could be.  It is up to you and you will have to make up your mind as to how YOU deal with it.  Just remember. . . .there is no "normal" in life. . . .there is only life.


I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them.

John Bernard Books, from "The Shootist"

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RHilton says ...



Id have to say youre wrong about  that.......we're different from the general pop.....i dont know about any other leo children besides myself and my brother and sisters but we get comments at school, occassional threats, not to mention the fact of having trouble sleeping at night not knowing whether or not your parent will return home by the time you wake up. Not being able to see your parent for only but a few minutes in the morning when you;re leaving for school and the half hour they have for lunch at night. Nop id have to say in my opinion  we're not the same as the general pop



LEO's are not the only population who work long hours and do dangerous jobs.  Firefighter, loggers, coal miners, ect. would also fit this bill.  So the lifestyle is not exclusive.  My comments were really directed to the outcome of the child.  I don't think that LEO's children are any more or less likely to be troubled than any other children.  It all really comes down to parenting, and choices the child makes.  The profession of the parents is of no real consequence. 

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

no such thing as a stupid question my a**! 

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msp1672 says ...



RHilton says ...



Id have to say youre wrong about  that.......we're different from the general pop.....i dont know about any other leo children besides myself and my brother and sisters but we get comments at school, occassional threats, not to mention the fact of having trouble sleeping at night not knowing whether or not your parent will return home by the time you wake up. Not being able to see your parent for only but a few minutes in the morning when you;re leaving for school and the half hour they have for lunch at night. Nop id have to say in my opinion  we're not the same as the general pop



RHilton, I am going to have to say that what you said does have some merit, but. . .it also boils down to what YOU make of it.  My daughter is currently in middle school and has been taught to not hide what I do, but don't advertise it either.  She has not had any problems up to this point.  This doesn't mean she won't as she is coming of age where her friends will be wanting to have parties where alcohol and "other" things will be present and because of what I do, she will not be invited.  That is fine with me as she does not need to be there anyway.  However, that may put a bit of a damper on HER social life. . . . .IF she allows it to.


When we put on the uniform, we knew that our lives would be different.  We knew that the "friends" we had before would not follow us into this line of work and in fact, most of us figured we would probably come into contact with many of "those friends" in a more professional way, and not necessarily a "friendly" way.  Unfortunately, this life also gets slopped over onto our families.  We have to teach our families how to "look" at people, keep an out, watch your back, etc. . .etc. . .etc. . . and it can by trying at times.  But, it is what it is.  You can either fight it because you want to be "normal" or just accept it and welcome those people out there that will give you the time of day and maybe accept you as the friend you could be.  It is up to you and you will have to make up your mind as to how YOU deal with it.  Just remember. . . .there is no "normal" in life. . . .there is only life.



BUMP to MSP !!! Also, I have a 19 yr old son. HE made the decisions to cut loose "friends" when they started doing the wrong things. Some kids have something to prove (rebellion to the AU TH OR T I ) some just get it. All the kids knew what I do, I mean its not easy when you go to court on a revocation hearing and you run into a kid who knows you.  That really happened to me. The kid was living with Grandma and had a different last name than his mom. yep that case got transfered that same day. You know it spreads like WILDFIRE through the school when it's found out what the parent does for a living.


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Cat_D says ...



 You know it spreads like WILDFIRE through the school when it's found out what the parent does for a living.


 



That's why I'm going to teach my kid how to slam people against the wall while yelling "stop resisting" at an early age! Problem solved imho  ....

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

I'm not a LEO nor am I a child of one. I guess that could make me an objective outsider. IMO there is no difference in how kids turn out. One of my best friends is an upstanding citizen with clear moral LE type values. My friends brother is the same way. His sister however was not the picture perfect child. Another product of LE I know of did not live on the straight an narrow in his youth, but to my knowledge, is in the military and doing well now. It's quite a mixed bag IMO and I wouldn't say kids turn out different either way significantly. Maybe a slight lean in the LEOs favor, but not much.

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Washee says ...



Cat_D says ...



 You know it spreads like WILDFIRE through the school when it's found out what the parent does for a living.


 



That's why I'm going to teach my kid how to slam people against the wall while yelling "stop resisting" at an early age! Problem solved imho  ....



BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and that my Dear is why my 13 yr old daughter is already learning take downs !!!!!


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