Raising Kids with Adventurous Spirits

Raising Kids with Adventurous Spirits

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Scaling the tallest trees, making new friends, tasting new foods, participating in party games, all those experiences can be so rewarding. Yet, many children are naturally more reserved and sometimes fearful when faced with new experiences. To motivate children, parents sometimes will say things like “come on, just do it!” or tease a little “are you a scardy cat?” or ask loaded questions like “What’s wrong with you? Don’t you want to have fun?” The problem? Such remarks don’t motivate or encourage, and can make children feel more insecure, more reserved and unwilling to try new things. On the other hand, providing positive motivation, support and encouragement can really help children feel adventurous, confident and ready to take on new challenges.  Here are twelve ideas to do just that: Step…
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