Below is a short excerpt of my Baby Magazine article entitled, “The Adventure Continues: That First Swim”which will hit newsstands on May.
1) To do, or not to do, that is the question. – Reflecting on Indy’s first swimming experience, I am reminded of several local swimming schools and their more aggressive approach to this useful, recreational, and essential activity.
An aggressive approach usually involves the use of the child’s survival instincts and the cooperation of the parents, as they may need to look away as the instructor lets the child figure things out in the water.
As a first-time parent or just a parent in general—I don’t think I could ever do that to Indy and would much rather be present and hands-on for that particular experience.
Now the question is, what would you be more comfortable doing?
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