When Behan, Sara, and I wrote the Voyaging With Kids book, we decided from the onset that we would not shy away from presenting differing points of view. Not only would this approach be more valuable to readers, it would save us from reaching consensus on every point. The safety chapter is where I thought we'd discover the most differences between our points of view. After all, safety is kind of at the heart everything, everyone's biggest pre-cruising concern, something that concerns the lives of your kids. I was wrong; we were all pretty in-sync. The only real differences we had weren't really differences of opinion, but differences of approach simply because of the differing ages of our kids.