Saturday, September 25, 2010

Teach Your Children Well

You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good bye.

Teach your children well,
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you'll know by.

Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.
- Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

Today, Viking Services LLC conducted a basic pistol course for children. Originally four girls were signed up by their parents who said they were coming but at the last minute two didn’t show. This is why for most courses we charge in advance. We made an exception in this case but I reckon we learned something today too.

The two young ladies who did show up were a delight. It can sometimes be difficult to train children and as an instructor you never really know “what you are going to get” as far as attitude, behavior and so on. Both girls today were bright, well behaved, polite, and eager to learn. Both also just so happened to be homeschooled - I don't think that is a coincidence. They were a joy to teach and are a strong testament to their parents.

The course began in a classroom where safety, handgun characteristics, and so on were discussed and then moved to the range where the young students shot a variety of targets from a couple different positions – mostly sitting supported. Both girls were zapping their targets with regularity and both not only improved during the course but had fun as well.

The weather was looking very iffy when we began with temps dropping and dark clouds gathering but the rain held off until range time was completed. In fact it was perfect weather – not too hot, not too cold and no sun blazing down into eyes.

Firearms instruction is very important. Being able to safely and accurately shoot guns is something every American should know how to do. Sometimes as parents we are not the best teachers for our own children. In this instance, both girls had parents in attendance but the instructor was Morri who specializes in teaching women and children. She has a knack for being able to connect with these students and does a great job.

The time to learn is now.
The time to train is now.
This goes for your kids as much as it does for you.

I’ll see ya out there.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6


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If they really interest me, I may even post them.
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At 25/9/10 20:45, Blogger Gorges Smythe said...

I'm glad to see someone doing this. Many parents, even ones that hunt, are falling short on passing things along.

At 27/9/10 06:43, Blogger Anji said...

"It can sometimes be difficult to train children and as an instructor you never really know “what you are going to get” as far as attitude, behavior and so on." ... Important especially in the teaching the use of guns.

Having taught children with problems It was interesting to read that the homeschooled children were so well behaved.

I'm not sure that I like the idea of guns, but I agree on the importance of leaning how to use them properly

At 28/9/10 08:58, Blogger Dirty Butter said...

I'm particularly pleased to see that you did not show the children's faces!!

Found you on Expose Your Blog.

At 2/10/10 08:11, Blogger Doug Stephens said...

Good for the parents of those girls! It is amazing how 5 pounds of metal can completely make up the weight difference between a 130-pound woman and a 220-pound man.


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