The Watchtower November 15, 2010, Young Ones - What Will You Do With Your Life?
page 14, paragraph 12
... You should get baptized when you are fully aware of what being one of Jehovah's Witnesses involves and when you are sure that you are ready and willing to take on this responsibility. - Ecc. 5:4,5
page 15, paragraph 15
How, though, can you tell whether you are ready for baptism? One way is to ask yourself such questions as: '... Do I engage in the ministry even when my parents do not? ... Would I continue to serve Jehovah even if my parents and friends stopped doing so?...'
When does a 'young one' ever fully understand what the Witness dedication means? As a Witness parent, when I was a fully indoctrinated believing parent, I wouldn't have considered having my children study things about the organization that might lead them away. Even parents who suggest their child wait until they are older, I doubt few if any would recommend the child examine the opposing view before making that decision. Even young adults and older ones who study, what Witness is going to suggest to them to learn anything other than the Witness side before getting baptized?