It is definitely a new world out there. From cell phones that distract kids daily, to vaping that hides the smell of a newly found habit, to the internet that exposes kids to anything and everything, parents are faced with a huge amount of challenges these days. These challenges seem to be exacerbated as kids enter the teenage years.
Drownings are often preventable accidents and all parents should take steps to keep their children safe in and around the water. Here are some easy steps to follow to ensure that your family is safe.
My entire life, I wanted to be an attorney. I went to college, followed by law school and subsequently practiced law, just as I had always planned. However, after having kids, my goals changed. I didn’t want to be behind a desk from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and then have to put in more grueling hours after the kids went to sleep. The long work hours seemed unimportant compared to the time that I wanted to spend with my family and what I wanted out of life. I struggled with leaving the career that I had worked so hard at building. However, I knew that I had to make a change to make myself and my family happy.
Soccer, baseball/softball, dance, football, lacrosse, basketball, and gymnastics are all familiar activities for kids. Moms spend countless hours scheduling and chauffeuring their children to all of these activities leaving little time for anything else. However, finding time to add a swim class to your child’s schedule is beneficial to his/her health and well-being.
A swim class is a quick and enjoyable 30-minute activity once a week that allows parents to relax poolside and watch as their children learn valuable life-saving skills. Learning to be safe in and around the water is the obvious reason to take swim lessons, but there are other valuable benefits as well.
With Spring/Summer a handful of months away, it is time to start considering swim lessons for your little one(s). Neighborhood pools and water parks will start opening in March (4 months away). If you are planning a Spring Break vacation to a beach or lake destination time is ticking to get your little one(s) ready for water fun! But, how do you know if your child is ready for swim lessons? Here are some tips to consider: