I have an 8-year-old daughter and a 3-year old son.
And I live in New York City, where the best and worst things to do can happen simultaneously.
In the city, a lot of my friends live on the Upper West Side and in the suburbs.
My daughter loves to ride her bike all over the city.
My son loves to run errands in Manhattan, but he’s usually on the go.
The worst thing I can do for my kids is walk past a stop sign.
I have a lot to learn about walking, running, biking, and taking public transportation.
What do I do?
My kids love to run, bike, and play.
But the most important thing to me is to be a dad.
I don’t want my kids to feel guilty or embarrassed about walking home from school or taking a run or walking along the West Side Highway.
When they get home, they have a choice: do I let them ride all over town?
Or do I take them to the park?
I know I should stop them and make them do it in the middle of the night, but I’ve learned I don:t know how to say no.
If I want my son to enjoy the outdoors, I’ll walk them to a park with a trail or run them to and from the playground.
But if he wants to play on the playground, I can’t stop him.
When he’s older, I might tell him to go to the beach or go for a walk on the water, but when he’s young and wants to take a walk, I’d better be able to do it.
So I try to walk, run, and ride all the time, but it takes a toll.
What are my options?
I’m a dad and a runner, so I’m constantly on the move.
I usually try to pack my son’s toys and other possessions in a small bag, which makes it easier for him to take them on the trail.
But I also pack some snacks, too.
I’ll buy some chocolate chips, peanut butter, peanut butters, jelly beans, peanut cheese chips, and jelly sandwiches.
I like to keep my own food, too, like brownies, crackers, and muffins.
I also keep a jar of peanut butter and jelly on hand.
If a kid wants a new toy, I make sure it’s a good one, too: an old one or a new one.
If he wants a special gift, like a stuffed animal, I offer him a gift certificate for that.
If the kids are tired, I take a nap.
But there are times when I need to do something, and it can be hard for me to be quiet or stay focused.
I’m also afraid of the sounds of traffic, so my kids sometimes need me to stay in the car or the backseat.
I try not to be too loud.
I’ve heard that people are afraid of drivers.
Can you give me some tips?
It’s good to know your limits, especially when you’re running.
I know my son will walk a certain way, but my daughter is a little more flexible.
She knows I don,t want to get too far ahead of her.
So she’ll go up a hill or run on a different path to make sure I’m not distracted.
Also, when I’m out in public, I usually make sure my kids are out of sight so I can watch them from behind.
I tell them, “If you want to walk home from the park, do it as quickly as possible.
If you want a toy, go to your friend’s house and buy it for him.
If there’s a park on the way, give it to him.
And if there’s no place to go, ask for a park pass and let him take you to it.
When I’m at home, I try and make sure to be patient and take care of the little ones.
I might go to a grocery store to buy groceries, but they don’t have any toys.
My kids need to go home when they’re tired, but if I’m running late at night, I let my kids go to bed at a certain time.
If my kids need a ride home, it’s important to me that they are not distracted by traffic.
I sometimes tell them to get in the van.
But sometimes I give them a ride in my car and leave them to themselves.
What else can I do to keep myself and my kids safe?
There are lots of things I can take care for: a car seat, a safety belt, and extra clothes.
If your child is having trouble, or is having a difficult time, please call 911 or your local police department.
The American Red Cross offers a 24-hour emergency shelter at any time.
You can also find out how to help someone in need online.