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help!! joining marines - September 20th 2010, 04:59 PM

does anybody have any advice to tell your parents your going to join the marines? im a girl and turing sixteen soon. my dad thinks its only a job for girls and one parent thinks im some goddy cheerleader, please help me i really need your help!
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Re: help!! joining marines - September 20th 2010, 05:11 PM

I think the best way to do this is to just sit them down, and tell them about your career plans. Just try and explain to them how you feel about this, and I'm sure they will understand you.

I know it can be scary to tell your parents news like this, but just be brave and do it

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Re: help!! joining marines - September 21st 2010, 11:23 AM

I think they and you should make some positive steps to move forward in your Professional life where they and you can make their own decisions to be taken,and it will surely be your good decision.

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Re: help!! joining marines - September 21st 2010, 12:07 PM

you could also try to give them some different info about the marines or maybe have your recruiter there when you tell them.

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Re: help!! joining marines - September 21st 2010, 01:01 PM

It will be a difficult subject to approach. Especially given the reputation of the Marines as being really hardcore. I would definitely just sit down and talk with them about it.

Additionally, I would ask for their help. My best friend's dad was once a Drill Sargent with the Marines. The advice he gave me when I was looking to join the military was thus: do not sign the papers by yourself. Do not sign them right away. That is what the recruiters are trained to have you do.

Depending on your Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery scores you may be eligible for some serious training and benefits. This is why reading your contract is very important. Sometimes they promise you one thing but what is on the contract is completely different. Reading it over with your parents (or a lawyer) can guarantee that you are getting the full benefits that you deserve.

In addition to helping you, having your parents help with this will help ease their anxiety. It gives them some control back to the situation.

Good luck!

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