Lately, I’ve been having a hard time keeping my kids off the beach.
I’m worried about my family getting dehydrated.
I don’t want them to miss their school activities.
And I’m also worried about the risk of infection and the impact it will have on my child’s health.
My kids are used to being in the water, but this time of year, they’re being left out of the loop.
That means I have to go out of my way to ensure that I am there to help them.
And the result is that they’re falling more and more frequently.
My daughter is one of those kids.
“They’re not going to be able to get out and explore,” she says.
“We’ll be going for a swim on the beach at a time, so I’m going to have to do a lot of extra work.”
The trick is finding ways to keep them on the boardwalk and keep them safe from getting dehydrate.
My daughter has learned to take the first steps to prevent falls, even when they seem impossible.
She does this by taking off her shoes when she swims and staying with her feet where they are.
She will take off her gloves to let her toes breathe, and when she walks, she always puts on a pair of shoes to avoid falling.
My son, who has always had trouble taking off his shoes, now has a plan.
I know it won’t work for everybody, but I’m taking him to a doctor and seeing if there’s anything I can do to help him.
“He’s always been a really hard person to teach,” she said.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the idea of keeping your kids out of harms way.
But there’s a silver lining: When you see how far you can get them, you realize how much better things will get.
You realize how hard it is to stay calm and to be a good parent, and you also realize how rewarding it is when you’re home with your kids.
I hope it helps others who might be struggling with this.