Why not do a trial period and see how it goes? If it doesn't work out, then you can look at finding a good home. A lot of families have dobermans and children. A well trained dobe with a well trained child (lol, one who is taught how to behave around dogs) can be a wonderful combo and the child will have a best friend for the rest of the dog's life. As long as children are respectful and the dog is given structure and boundaries it could work out well.