It isn’t surprising that the perception of the military academy school is considered as a place of punishment and rigor, one that has been captured on film in abundance such as Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Full Metal Jacket’ and so on and so forth.
It would be fair to say that not necessarily all of it is true, but has been exaggerated to some extent to perhaps fill the audience with awe and fear of the discipline that is an important element in the military. But to expect the same harsh treatment in military schools for kids is to just disregard the great work that these schools have been doing for thousands if not millions of kids in providing them guidance, direction and purpose in life over the years.
The truth, however, is that the way of the military is one that emphasizes strictness in all respects, discipline and a respect for authority which are values that one can imbibe and importantly will help them to find success in life.
And if that’s not enough, they also have the option of sending your child to a youth military camp during the holidays, where a child with no responsibilities can easily waste his time due to the lack of any constructive activity, leading to laziness while spending his time loafing around.
And with four or five weeks at camp, a child will learn all the necessary skills to lead a disciplined lifestyle apart from keeping them away from bad habits that can lead them astray in the future.