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Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about
Bonding time between a father and daughter.
When my 13 yr. old daughter forgot her math books to our weekend together for a helpful math party (because her school work is suffering), she learned more about motivation to study than she thought she would when I made her drag out 75m of 5/16 inch shortlink chain to count how many links there are in it so I could put depth markers on it. She had the task of using the kind of mathematics she was using in school, grams and fractions, tell me the count and weight of it, 1/2 of it, 1/4 of it if one link weighted 200grams. She did it grudgingly while other kids played in the hot sun by the water. I then told her that a sailboat is nothing but mathematics and there is a whole lot more of work to be done if she forgets her books or she doesn`t pick up her grades. She is now motivated.
You're only as young as the girl you feel - George Burns.