Voyaging With Kids

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gary “Cap’n Fatty” Goodlander
Introduction

Chapter 1: Getting Ready

  • It’s a Big Undertaking
  • Be Realistic (and Eager)
  • Helping Children Transition
  • The Naysayers
  • Things to Do Before You Go

Chapter 2: Choosing a Family Cruising Boat

  • No One-Size-Fits-All Family Boat
  • Gearing Up
  • Your Family Dinghy

Chapter 3: Staying Safe

  • Life Jackets and Tethers
  • Dock Safety
  • Dinghy Safety
  • Advance Preparations
  • Preparing for Safety at Sea
  • Communication
  • Kid-Proofing Your Boat
  • Seamanship

Chapter 4: Staying Healthy

  • Health Preparations
  • Getting Medical Care “Out There”
  • Health Insurance for Cruising Families
  • Protection from Sun and Heat
  • Common Health Issues

Chapter 5: Provisioning For a Family

  • Family-Style Provisioning
  • Accommodating a Special Diet
  • Water, Water, Every Where

Chapter 6: Everyday Life Afloat

  • What Do You Do All Day?
  • Fun Outside
  • Fun Below Deck
  • Everyday Chores
  • Errands and Independence
  • Celebrations

Chapter 7: Learning On Board

  • Banishing Fears
  • Approaches to Homeschooling
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Attending School Internationally
  • Tips for Successful Boatschooling
  • Reflections from the Homeschooling Trenches
  • Re-entry: Transitioning Back to School at Home

Chapter 8: Relationships: Afloat and Ashore

  • Adapting to Big Changes
  • The Relationship Between Spouses
  • The Kids: Fighters or Friends?
  • Staying Close From Afar
  • Other Kids in the Hood
  • Making Space

Chapter 9: Passagemaking

  • Passage Preparation
  • Life at Sea
  • Watchkeeping
  • Rally Ho

Chapter 10: Babies on Board

  • The Newborn Stage: Focus on the Basics
  • Childproof Your Boat
  • First Life Jacket
  • Security Underway
  • Getting Around

Chapter 11: Teens on Board

  • Anticipating the Cruising Life
  • Teens as Crew
  • Personal Space
  • Peer Community
  • Education
  • Looking Back

Chapter 12: Ending the Voyage

  • Preparing Kids for Life on Land
  • Looking Forward, Looking Back

Chapter 13: Former Cruising Kids

  • LaDonna Bubak
  • Paul Calder
  • Kailani Mitman Clarke
  • Michael Johnson
  • Kim Bushnell
  • Leslie Bushnell
  • Amelia Silverwood
  • Connie Lynn Fitzpatrick
  • Tim Murphy
  • Leah Kruger
  • Panya Lipovsky
  • Doina Cornell

Appendix
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

About the Authors