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Positive Parenting: Swimming Lessons - beBee

Positive Parenting: Swimming Lessons

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  1. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Age 5: The Edge of the Pool
    Age 5: The Edge of the Pool/ by Dr Margaret Aranda /                    She crawled and kicked out of the pool, breathless. Sucking in air, gasping and coughing! Gasping for life!                                              It...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Many thanks for reading my story, dear co-poet @debasish majumder! Always eagerly await your Reviews! #4 I don't like swimming in anything but a proper swimming pool....and how awful the getting thrown out in the 1st place, then the gator....cow! You are a fighter!
    Brian McKenzie
    05/08/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    I dont like swimming. I was thown out of a canoe in a backwater hole in rural Arkansas when I was 6, I got bit and attacked by a gar - they are aligators with fins instead of feet - I wont swim in Suthern waters.
    debasish majumder
    05/08/2016 #3 debasish majumder
    lovely metaphor. amazing post madam @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! thank you very much for sharing such lovely post.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 @Jennifer Schultz, Seriously, I truly remember this as if it was yesterday...and it did so much to make me aware of all the Pitfalls of a Party! Perhaps this was the beginning of my wanting to be a doctor...to help prevent this from happening to another child. The entire Party could have been cleared of its cups, plates, toys and balls....only to lift the floating lounge in the pool and find my purple, water-logged body underneath it. Now....now...Now I remember that my very first hospital experience led me to a baby girl, 2 years old, who had wandered around to the back yard and....it took a week or so, but she died. Her entire Intensive Care Unit room was filled with 50 wailing family members, all so distraught...so so so so so so so....soooo sad...every single day I saw it...again...again..."She's still alive but not alive..." It started my struggle with the ethics of death and dying...and here it was another day....I had to see here there again....oh, no....I came to the point where I was just so happy to see her die and go to @Heaven Bound Blog 4 U Christ centered...and that is another circle of my walk with God. @Selim Yeniçeri, @Mandi Loren, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Brian McKenzie, @Max Carter, @Randy Keho, @debasish majumder, @Cat Gal U., @Dr. Allen Brown, @Dr Gene Ritchey, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani.
    Jennifer Schultz
    04/08/2016 #1 Jennifer Schultz
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD - I can't imagine what it was like for you to almost drown. Your story should be a wake up call for parents supervising their children's swimming. And you are lucky that with how much water you took on that you did not experience a "dry drowning" after the incident. Hats off to you for being strong enough to recall this experience, protect your own children and then share it with us.