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Facing Fears About Raising Kids on a Sailboat

By Behan Gifford @sailingtotem
Kid crew at Admiral MarinaI was not programmed to be different. If anything, my life until we left to go cruising was a careful series of practical steps designed to fulfill the American Dream. Why would we choose such a different life for our growing family?
I know that the way our children spend their days, or the way that they learn, is wildly different from the norm. This is risky, right?
Will our children be socialized? Will they get into college? Will they be able to relate to their peers? WILL THEY HATE US LATER?
I'm honored to have a guest post on KludgyMom, talking straight from the heart and venting a little about the fears I've faced to become an unconventional family- click here to read more on Raising Kids Dangerously.
Are you thinking about taking the leap? What do you wonder or worry about? Let me know in the blog comments or on Totem's Facebook page, and let's chat.
Fearless readers know that reading this on the Sailfeed website alleviates worries on Totem.

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