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Do you ever feel like those “on this day” reminders from your social media networks and online photo storage have a way of sucker-punching you in the most bitter-sweet ways? I’m certain that it was just the other day that we tackled milestones like learning to walk, swim and ride a two wheeler. And here we are – with kiddos ages seven and nine – plowing down skateboard ramps, surfing, and adventuring – and begging for skateboard “trick school” lessons that will lead us to another borough every weekend this fall. Although I sometimes have to brace myself, I’m incredibly proud of the sort of solid confidence that can only come from pushing limits. These kids play hard and work hard – and have collected a few battle wounds to prove it.
So what’s a cautious mom to do, while reminding the kids’ Abuela that it’s not helpful to yell “BE CAREFUL!” DON’T FALL!!” “THAT’S DANGEROUS!”? I just make sure that my kids know that they have to wear helmets, skateboard-pads for the big tricks, the right sort of footwear – and a reminder to “make good decisions.” They may have their share of falls – but they get right back up again. And I’m learning lessons in squashing my concerns while admiring their determination.
As brand new walkers, I first turned to KEEN Kids for their summer sandals, because they gave me comfort in those reinforced toes. We’ve been picking up pairs every summer since. And in this new season of back-to-school and adventuring – KEEN Kids will take my active kiddos from the school yard to the skate park in functional kicks that feel good and look cool too.
Check out all of these great KEEN styles for kids! The new Hikeport from the Solo collection (featured in this post) – and the Fall Moxie are among my favorites.
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