Read all points of view, and indeed everyone has a good reason for each position. I am convinced that there is not a universal answer that can be "better" than the other, neither an option that would be the best for the future of a kid. Also because there is an important variant that is difficult to consider and analyze: the character of each person adult or kid, no matter. What might be the nicest and most interesting experience of life for a person might be a true nightmare for others.
I am talking with my kid (that by the way already changed 3 schools in the last 4 years and 2 cities) and, for what a kid can interpretate of such a complicated choice, he is loving the idea.
As everything there are pros and cons: peer and friendship maybe the thing that makes me more reflective......but at the end, how long i am really going to be sailing open sea? My idea is to change often location, but never staying less than months in each place. That would give plenty of time to my son to relate with other kids and even keep contacts......at the end nowadays internet
made things much easier, even to compensate loneliness in certain moments.
Yesterday i took him with my wife to the Rio boat show
and he really loved the environment
and he was not stopping pushing me to buy a cat and sail away.....but yes, he is a kid, for him was like being in a luna park.
Still in process of deciding but i think i made an important step forward yesterday. But i am starting to be convinced that the "problem" is not the fact of taking a kid into a liveabord sailing life, but the way the thing is done. It's not the same thing, imho, spending months sailing touching a location just for supplying and immediatelly move on, than reach a place and stay for some time.
BTW: visited yesterday a lagoon
39 and a leopard
48, the only 2 cats in the show: one a bit too small and the other way too big.....
Cheers all and thanx for participating.