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Scaredy mom

 
Adele Hamilton
Adele

Pic: Shawn Benjamin

My son, the lifeguard.

Yes, I am proud. But also a little scared when I imagine the possibilities, and the dangers that lurk in the deep.

I have to swallow that fear, and let him be himself. I trust that all the hours I spent at the side of the pool when he was at swimming lessons have paid off.

I keep having to learn the same lesson: that keeping kids safe is a process of teaching them to handle situations rather than shielding them from all potential danger (impossible to sustain forever).

It's about teaching the toddler that the steps must be negotiated carefully, rather than keeping him stuck in a playpen until puberty.

Here's some good reading about safety:

Paranoid mama

Water safe

The other bucket list

Internet safety for kids

Boy oh boy, it's nerve-wracking sometimes, this parenting stuff! Do you agree? Can you be too careful?

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