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myright2write

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Drowning tragedies over the 4th
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 10:55 AM
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Over the holiday there were at least 8 children that drowned during family outings. Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death for children 4 and under. No family believes that it will happen to them, especially during a family outing. Although some of the children were older, for the very young child education is the number one source of prevention.

I wrote a book several months ago in hopes of saving lives. Every summer we hear such tragic stories. Today, after hearing of the drownings I reduced the cost to .99 and plan to leave it at that price.

Please share the link, gift the book, or at least tell people it is available. The parents that have read it, say their children walk around the house repeating the lines, which helps them remember to be careful around water. The link is below.

http://www.amazon.com/Kids-Dont-Float-Preschoolers-ebook/dp/B007FJ6SK0/

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williamamerman

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Re: Drowning tragedies over the 4th
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 11:11 AM   in response to: myright2write in response to: myright2write
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A good reason to teach your kids to swim even before they can walk. Which isn't to say that's a substitute for keeping them attended at all times near water, but hedges at least a bit against tragedy should they fall/jump in anyway. Ugh, scary thoughts.
immortali

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Re: Drowning tragedies over the 4th
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 2:44 PM   in response to: williamamerman in response to: williamamerman
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Its sad and happens all too frequently. When our family goes boating, all the kids have to wear life jackets when swimming, even if they know how to swim well and are ten years old. When there are alot of people gathered and drinking is involved it is easy to get distracted. If you can't pay constant attention, make sure the kids have on a life vest!
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Re: Drowning tragedies over the 4th
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 3:21 PM   in response to: myright2write in response to: myright2write
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I put your message and link on my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/nick.russell.507027
robethpublishin...

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Re: Drowning tragedies over the 4th
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 3:27 PM   in response to: myright2write in response to: myright2write
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Being in Arizona, we hear of tragic drownings each year. When our daughter visited in March, we put a life jacket on our granddaughter (age 2) when we were outside by the pool.

Our pool is a shallow play pool, yet still deep enough to drown in. It was too cold to swim. But sure enough, she fell in.

Grandma Bobbi fished her out quickly. She was not happy. But did that keep her away from the pool? Nope.

Downings often occur when the parents are sitting around talking - everyone thinking someone else is watching.

So tragic.

Bobbi
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Posted: Jul 5, 2012 3:52 PM   in response to: misternixter in response to: misternixter
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Thank you! I really appreciate you posting the link!
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Posted: Jul 5, 2012 3:54 PM   in response to: myright2write in response to: myright2write
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Thanks to everyone that replied, yes it is tragic when it happens. I just heard another story about a 4 year old that was pushed in by a cousin. They did not find him until he was at the bottom of the pool, but he did survive, thankfully.

Keep those kids safe!!
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Posted: Jul 5, 2012 4:34 PM   in response to: myright2write in response to: myright2write
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We had some people, including children, get electrocuted in the water near the boats at the dock. A 10 year old boy died and another is on life support. It's terrible.
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Posted: Jul 6, 2012 5:46 AM   in response to: jezstrider in response to: jezstrider
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I heard about that Jezstrider, it is terrible. I grew up with a fear of water after almost drowning at the age of 9. As I matured I out grew my fear. My children were all raised to be swimmers and do very well in the water. However, no matter how well they swim you just cannot see below the surface and you never know what can happen. I cannot imagine leaving the house with my family intact to go out for a day of fun, only to lose one or more of my children is such a way. My heart breaks for the parents.

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