Archives June 2010

PSA: How to recognize that someone is drowning

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

The Instinctive Drowning Response… does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the number two cause of accidental death ...

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Getting the point

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

The Seven-Year-Old had been spooked by a book he had been reading in his bed, and I was looking for something to distract him from his fears. I picked up Sally Miller Gerhart’s Wanderground, flipped through it, and then thought better of offering it to him.

“This probably isn’t a book for seven-year-olds,” I ...

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