Ready, set, jump!
There is a time and a place to always let your kids take healthy risks. My 6 year old decided to jump in the lake 2 weeks ago. Yes, it is April. Yes, the water is cold. I accompanied your out on the dock with my folding chair and my camera. I did not sugar coat what the experience might just be like. I had a towel at the ready and the lens directed her way. She chose a spot off the dock where she could touch and found the courage to jump. I was very prepared to jump in if she needed me. She made it to the dock and I pulled her right out. "Oh that was cold" she said, "I think I might just do that again!"