More often than not I think Children and loved ones absorb more when they are taught from an outside source. It just makes things easier sometimes.
I am not sure what part if Illinois you are from but you might want to check out Safer USA: http://www.saferusa.com/learn-to-shoot/
They offer a basic pistol courses that is 8 hours in length for $160.00 and $80.00 for youth (double check prices I am quoting from memory) if I am not mistaken. All of their NRA courses are also one-half off for youth 17 years old and younger.
Best of luck to you.
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