From jumping in puddles to climbing the monkey bars, trying new foods and making new friends. All of those experiences and more can be so rewarding for children when given the opportunity to experience them. While some children are more naturally reserved than others, all children love to explore something! Yes, the world is filled with dangers, both present and hidden, but if we force our children to live in fear, what kind of adults and global citizens are we raising?
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Avoid Giving Directions
Constantly telling children to “go here” or “put that down” will never allow them to experience certain things on their own. They won’t be allowed to create their own path if they are constantly following the one that you are creating for them. Of course, you want to keep children safe, and those directions are fine. Otherwise, step back and let children explore their space and mind in their own way.
Let Children Explore
The world is massive. As adults, we are still figuring it out on our own. Why hinder our little ones from exploring it as well? Give children the opportunity to explore inward and lean on their own capabilities. This helps foster stronger willed and independent children.
Try Experiences Together
Nothing prevents you and your child from experiencing new things together. You can try new foods; explore a new park, and so much more as a family. Keeping your child relegated to specific areas out of fear or inconvenience is not healthy. Work together as a family to come up with new experiences that you would love to try.