Inspiration Wednesday – Taking Risks

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  1. So true. My DD is still only young – 16 months – but I’ve started to let her go up and down the slide herself at a local soft play barn. Other Mother’s can’t believe how good she is at doing it herself, or how confident she is, but I showed her how to do it, so I gave to trust that she has taken that on board.

    • That sounds perfect and just right for her age. I’ll never forget judgemental looks in UK play parks from other parents for letting my boys try and do things

  2. I love this. Having 3 boys who were ever ready for adventure was enough to turn my hair grey. My girl is quite clingy and therefore struggles with trying new things at times. x
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    • It’s my boys twins that have opened my eyes, and they have pushed their older sister into doing things too, such as climbing trees 🙂

  3. This is certainly something I need to do more – I get too worried my daughter is going to hurt herself!
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    • It is hard to get the balance right, but if we hoover and say “be careful” they are more likely to have a whoops as then they think there is a problem 🙂

  4. Yes to this! Even though our hearts may be up in our throats when we watch them taking risks it’s so important for us to stand back and let that happen.

  5. Totally agree with this. So often I find myself saying “be careful, look out” scared my son might hurt himself. But I remind myself he needs to learn from falling on occasion. We all have to make mistakes so we can learn from them and move on.

  6. So true – I try not to be a ‘helicopter parent’ – children need to learn how to manage risks effectively and safely.

  7. Absolutely! Children need that experience when young to work things out for themselves, problem solve and become confident in their own abilities.

  8. That quote is so true and so sport on, these days didn’t aint allowed to do much outside.
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  9. This is so true I try to let my son take risks although I do find myself asking him to be careful from time to time.

  10. I try to let my kids do more things independently but I worry they would hurt themselves or someone else.

  11. So true, I am letting my children do more now they are older as it is the only way they will learn. x
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  12. There was something about this on the news this morning – very topical 🙂
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  13. I definitely got better at this second time around!

  14. I was much better with the twins then I was with my son being the first born! It’s helped them so much more and much bravier
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  15. So very true. I’ve said this for a long time, and one day my kids will thank me for it! x
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