Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Urban Midwestern USA
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Originally Posted by mamarhu
Do you have a dog? Or could you get (or even borrow) a dog? My DD got in the habit of walking when she was responsible for a dog. Became a regular, twice a day, 20 minutes each thing.
Walking our big lab has been awesome for our dd -- emotionally and psychologically as well as physically. This was her first means of getting out and roaming the neighborhood on her own when she started feeling the need for more independence a few years ago. And with the dog, we feel safe letting her wear her headphones and listen to music or books, whereas we don't let her do that when she walks on her own, because of the need for her to stay alert.
Susan -- married WAHMomma to two lovely girls (born 2000 and 2005), who started out unschooling and have now embarked on the public school adventure.