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Taking a hit...

Saturday, 15 December 2012 23:37 Published in Friends of TackleNappy

Before B1 was born, I joined a local Tae Kwon Do club to build my fitness and work on my self-confidence. While I was training for my Blue belt, I found out I was pregnant with B1. Against the well-meaning "advice" of others, I kept training until I was six months pregnant and achieved my blue belt. Even then, before even meeting our bubba, I hoped that one day I'd be back in that grading room.

Off The Leash?

Sunday, 04 March 2012 14:58 Published in Bucky's Trophy Cabinet

I watched yet another video from Ted.com and this one really got me thinking. Do I really give my girls enough opportunities to learn? This presentation from Gever Tulley titled 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do (see video at bottom of page) suggests that we need to ease the leash a little to let kids learn. Let them play with a campfire, let them own a pocket knife, let them climb up the wet slide in their socks.

So I started think about what learning opportunities I have given my girls. Sure I let Kid A cross the road by herself, but that's hardly ground breaking - the kid's seven and we live in a quiet street. Here's a couple of examples of where I have let a kid off the leash so to speak.

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