This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer, The Alchemist.  She asked our writers,

“What recent journey have you helped your child(ren) take?”

Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…

Maggie Ellison of South Carolina, USA writes:
“I taught my son to read before he went into kindergarten because he wanted to know how to do it.  I just followed his lead and guided him to the next level.  When he started kindergarten last year, he was on a 1st grade and 3 month level.  They had a 100 book challenge at school, so every school night we read at least 2 books.  By the end of the year, he wanted to reach his goal of 300 books.  He read over the 300 mark and was so proud of himself.  We celebrated with him!! What a huge accomplishment!!”

Carol @ If By Yes of British Columbia, Canada writes:
“At 6 months or so my son developed a fear of loud noises, like the vacuum.  We made a point of running the vacuum while holding him and talking to him cheerfully, and we took him to a carnival where there were lots of noisy rides, and again we held him tight and were cheerful.

He got over it quite quickly.”

Dr. Lanham of Arizona, USA writes:
“As you may know, I’m taking my oldest to New York this Friday for college and this is a major goal for him and I am honored to have been able to encourage him along the way!”

Asta Burrows of Norway writes:
“My 19 month old lad just started nursery last week.  The first two days did not go so well; he screamed for an hour after I left him there.  But after a couple of more days of his father and I taking turns to be there with him he now seems to love it!  Yes, he still cries a bit in the morning, but it doesn’t last long :)”

Salma of Ontario, Canada writes:
“Our whole family took the longest journey of our lives…getting through the grief of losing a son and brother.” 

Jennifer Burden of New Jersey, USA writes:
“We haven’t quite gotten it mastered yet, but we’re beginning to work on “swimming in the deep end” of a pool. She wants to, but she’s nervous and wants my help! So, we’re not there yet, but working on it!”

ThirdEyeMom of Minnesota, USA writes:
“My son developed a huge fear of sleeping by himself at four years old after a frightening attack of croup.  He ended up in the ER at Children’s Hospital being treated for severe croup yet it took months of seeing a child counseler to get him over his fears.  I was always afraid of the dark as a child so I’m not much help, yet with time, love, care and support I know he’ll eventually get over it.”

MamaRobinJ of British Columbia, Canada writes:
“We’re about to hit a milestone – my son starts preschool in a few weeks. He did some half-day camps at the same place this summer, and I think that helped him to get used to being in that environment and having teachers around. We’ve been talking to him lots about preschool and how much fun he’ll have. As a result I think he’ll be excited to start – it’s me who’s going to shed some tears. :)”

Eva Fannon of Washington State, USA writes:
“With my oldest, my husband and I are working on helping her ride her bike without training wheels.  We keep reinforcing “Don’t give up, with practice you will be able to do it!” anytime she starts to get discouraged and wants to give up.”

What about you…what recent journey have you helped your child(ren) take?  

And do you have a question you would like to pose to our WMB writers?  If so, email us at to see what they have to say.

Don’t forget to visit us again tomorrow to check out Jennifer Burden’s Saturday Layover!

– World Moms Blog

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