Reader Poll: “If your 14-year-old child had Olympic-quality talent, would you be willing to let your child move a thousand miles away to train with a top-notch coach and live with a wonderful, yet non-relative, family?”

Reader Poll: “If your 14-year-old child had Olympic-quality talent, would you be willing to let your child move a thousand miles away to train with a top-notch coach and live with a wonderful, yet non-relative, family?”

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers:

“If your 14-year-old child had Olympic-quality talent, would you be willing to let your child move a thousand miles away to train with a top-notch coach and live with a wonderful, yet non-relative, family?”

Here’s how readers responded:

Yes                         16 Percent

No                          72 Percent

Unsure                 12 Percent

The story of Olympian Gabby Douglas has captured the heart of America (although her love of God and her religiosity makes secularists a little uncomfortable).  Gabby left her mother and siblings and moved to Iowa to receive world-class coaching and to live with a host family.  By all accounts the arrangement has ended up being successful for Gabby, but we wondered how many of you parents would do the same thing.

Looks like not that many.

 

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