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Swim Lessons

15 Things I Learned About Life From Teaching Swim Lessons

Betsy Hnath | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

If you can't float on your tummy, try learning on your back. A different view can be all it takes to help pick up a new skill.

Why Mommy and Me Programs Send The Wrong Message

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Society seems to be sending mixed messages -- dads should be more involved in their child's care, but spending some time at preschool, or Saturday morning teaching their child to swim or enjoy music, isn't something they need to be doing. That's the mom's domain.

Now That I Finally Like Summers With the Kids, Why Do They Have To Go So Fast?

Betsy Hnath | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

I chased my kids across cement pool decks convinced they would rearrange their teeth with a single misstep. And just when one child was old enough to understand the rules, the next was ripe and ready to give me a workout.

A Day at the Baby Pool

Bethany Meyer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

When our children are in the baby pool, we are in it together.

Swim Lessons

James M. Chesbro | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

I came to dread the lessons. The water made James more timid then I had expected, and I didn't know that in order to father him through his fears, I'd have to let go of mine.

5 Things I'd Love To Outsource As A Parent

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

As with the division of labor within marriage, I'm a big believer that - it's best to be honest as a parent about which tasks you like and which tasks you find onerous.