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  1. Connie
    Connie November 19, 2009 at 1:17 am |

    Hi Nicole… I have a book I recently purchased that you and Matthew should have… every parent should have it. It’s called The Science of Parenting and it deals with the actual physical development of the brain and how parenting affects that development. I have purchased one for every one of my daughters and intend on getting one for my son as well. I found all mine on Amazon. As far as Mrs. Sayuri is concerned, my gut instinct is, don’t push her. Quit swimming and find something ‘Mommy’ can continue to be involved in so you can keep playing with her since that’s the most important part of your swimming with her in the first place… at least to her and her development, it is:) The book is by Margot Sunderland. Happy Parenting… with the emphasis on Happy, of course!
    Mother of six:)

  2. Rebecca Dilello
    Rebecca Dilello November 19, 2009 at 5:23 am |

    Thanks for sharing. I know a certain Auntie who had a similar experience as Mrs. Sayuri and she never forgot it so go with your heart. Love the pictures.

  3. cassandra pence
    cassandra pence November 20, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    hi nicole,

    i am a friend of auntie heather and i love reading your blog. i love your photography too. i have a three-year-old, and if anyone every told him to “shut up”, i would probably go crazy. no one should say that to a child. especially a teacher. you did the right thing by pulling out mrs sayuri. i have read articles that say children aren’t ready to learn to swim until around age 4 and they really can’t swim on their own until 5. (http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/weeklyquestion/a/swim_lessons.htm). right now, all you can do for mrs sayuri is teach her to feel comfortable in the water and enjoy it. i think she’ll enjoy swimming much more for now if you are with her 🙂

  4. Kendra
    Kendra November 23, 2009 at 8:58 pm |

    You totally did the right thing!!! LOL Good for you!

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