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Old 05-09-2012, 17:53   #1
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What Ages Were ?

Your children when you started live aboard status with them?
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Old 05-09-2012, 18:02   #2
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Our's were 3, 7,7, 9 ! they were there till high school was done, then they went off to collage and 1 to the marines !
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Old 05-09-2012, 18:34   #3
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My two oldest boys where 4 and 5 when we moved aboard. My third boy was almost born on board. Momma, was heading up the dock which suitcase in hand when I arrived home unaware that it was time.

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Old 05-09-2012, 19:44   #4
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six months
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Old 05-09-2012, 19:50   #5
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Thanks for the replies guys! My boys are 4 , 7 , 8 any advice?
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Old 05-09-2012, 20:09   #6
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Keep em busy ! Chores are the best thing!! and education time at least 3 or 4 times a week !! worked for us !!
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:01   #7
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I would suggest you read S/V Totem's blog. They are currently cruising and have kids those ages: S/V Totem - a family sailing the world

Our daughter is 2 years old and has lived aboard her whole life. I'm also 17 weeks pregnant with our second who will also live aboard with us as we go cruising.
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Old 09-09-2012, 20:57   #8
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Allow your kids to be a part of family decisions for where you want to go & make an effort to find other kids along the way. Our kids are 10 & 12, and s/v Ocelot (www.hackingfamily.com) gave us some of this advice for cruising with kids. Even though we like secluded anchorages, we balance it with kid time.
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Our twins were 3 days old when we returned from the hospital to our boat. Liveaboards since, they are now five. Salty sandy children are the happiest...
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Re: What Ages Were ?

If your kids weren't born on board or brought on as infants, what was the transition like? Mine are approx. 3&7, weekenders still, and our first attempt at real cruising was miserable for the little one so we packed it in.
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We're planning to begin a circumnavigation with our one child when he's about ten. Any advice? Has anyone taken a landlubber away from his home and friends at that age to start a crazy oddysey like that?
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I was the kid . . . weekends & vacations from <0 to 14. Full time liveaboard 14 - 17 cruising Atlantic, Carib, & Pacific. Best way to grow up Back to weekends & vacations since. Getting ready to retire early and head back out full time
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