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How to Keep Your Child Motivated to Stay in Swim Lessons (or any lesson)

September 14, 2016

Through my years of teaching, I’ve seen all kinds of parents and students from all walks of life come into swim lessons. Sometimes, unfortunately, I hear a child tell me they don’t like being in lessons and I always ask them why. Some answers I’ve heard include: “I don’t care about it anymore”,  “It’s not fun”, “I know how to swim, why should I stay in longer?”

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What to do While Your Kids are in Swim Lessons for 30 Minutes

July 20, 2016

Easy right?! Thirty minutes of un-interrupted screen time.

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Celebrate Water Safety Month

May 21, 2016

Did you know May is National Water Safety Month?
The annual awareness campaign is coordinated by The
Association of Pool & Spa Professionals with support from
the National Recreations & Park Association,
the American Red Cross and the World Waterpark Association.

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Trying New Activities Help Your Kids Find the Right Activities (Cont.)

March 02, 2016

Continued from previous post...

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Trying New Activities Help Your Kids Find the Right Activites

February 27, 2016

21st century children have the opportunity to be exposed to an endless list of activities, considering there is such a wide range of choices available, it is hard to decide what to try. Parents worry their children are in too many activities or not the right activity. As a mom of three teenagers, we have tried many activities over the years. There have been times when I have wondered “why did we spend time playing that sport or taking those lessons?” However, I quickly learned that even the activities that don’t work have given us a good sense of what our kids like, what they don’t like, or hopefully led them to a skill they truly love. My oldest daughter played soccer from age 4 -10.  She enjoyed playing, but it really wasn’t her thing, looking back, keeping her in soccer was the best thing we could have ever done.

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