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Toddlers by the water…..and common sense parenting.

on March 22, 2012

Could you hear me from there?  ” Are you kidding me!?”

Yes, I know quite a few stories about toddlers and preschoolers who have saved family members.   I feel something  is something missing here,  why were they alone?

From Tennessee-

Neveah Reynolds, a 4-year-old from LaFollate, Tennessee is hailed as a hero after saving her 2-year-old sister, Kazmirah, from drowning in a pond.

The girls’ mother, Nikole, told MyVLT News that Neveah has been fascinated with the neighborhood pond ever since her dad told her that kissing the pond frogs might turn them into Prince Charming.

So on Sunday afternoon, the two were playing “fairy tales” — cruising in the Barbie car and looking for Prince Charming when Neveah turned her back for just a second. When she turned back, “my sister fell in the middle right where the frogs live,” she told WBIR.

Nikole heard screaming through the security monitor she uses to keep tabs on the girls and went outside .panicked. When she found the girls, 2-year-old Kazmirah was soaked, but otherwise doing fine. Neveah had grabbed a stick to pull her sister out of the water.

Now neither of the girls are allowed to play near the pond and must put their quest for Prince Charming on hold.
During the interview with WBIR, with arms wide open, Neveah said, “I love my sister THIS much.”

Let’s begin by considering the implications if the 4 year old had not saved her sister.
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4 responses to “Toddlers by the water…..and common sense parenting.

  1. Barbara @ Just Another Manic Mommy says:

    I agree…I would never let my children play at that age around a pond unsupervised!

  2. Water and kids…very unsafe…we even keep toilet seats latched but ponds are a whole other danger.

  3. Speaking of kids and water…I have a great local contact that teaches infant swimming! I had to see it to believe it, but what she does is AMAZING! I will send her info in a separate post if you are interested and think you readers would like the information?

    My kids are grown now, but if my children were babies again, I’d definitely have them in these classes!

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