Re: Anyone nursing a 4 year old?
YES!!! Some kids just are not ready for a big physical separation from mom at age 4, whether it's at a swim lesson or at preschool or whatever. You're not holding your child back or preventing him from developing an independent spirit by recognizing or accommodating this. It's temporary!
Swim lessons are really tough for some kids. For my middle child, even having me 10 feet away was too much, and ultimately I realized that he (and I) were being pushed into a scenario he was not ready for yet with not being able to have me in the water with him.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"