He was asking if anyone in his area had kids and wanted to boat with him not for parenting advice. I'll ask you the same question I do my daughter when she does what you just did. Why are you answering a question that wasn't asked? OP, the original question is one that resonates with my family. We too have a young daughter and although she loves the boat she certainly has the most fun when our boat friends with kids join us. I hope you find some boat friends because like it or not kids need kid time no matter how well behaved they are sometimes.