How you can promote adventure in your kids?

Debra Watts August 29, 2019

Reviewing top ways to promote escapade in kids

How you can promote adventure in your kids?

For most of the parents, the picture of their kids indulging in an exciting activity comprises different types of physical damages, from minor scratches to broken bones. While it’s true to some extent, having an adventurous mindset is also crucial for kids. An adventurous mindset promotes the development of a courageous spirit which is absolutely crucial for the kids to be able to boldly face the challenges which come along over time.

Also, most of the children don’t want to get involved in activities that involve adventure due to their fear of facing new challenges. Here’re some strategies that can be used by parents to foster adventure in their children.

Giving the kids space

Some kids try new things spontaneously while some others hold back due to some reasons. Parents of the latter group shouldn’t get annoyed by the idea that their kids aren’t getting engaged in some activity that promotes escapade. Instead, they should give the kids the space they need to getting accustomed to the idea of doing the activity. And when the right time comes, kids will confidently get involved in that activity spontaneously.

Making the kids feel confident

Whenever a child is staying out of an activity thinking that it can exploit him/her, parents should try to make him/her feel confident by mentioning all the events he/she can do with confidence. And it may give him/her the motivation and courage to try the activity.

Once kids develop an adventurous mindset, they’ll start to embrace new challenges instead of fearing them.

 

Call to action:

How do you encourage your kids to get involved in courageous activities? Let me know in the comments section below. To keep the conversation flowing, you can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To have some interesting reads for kids, you can check my books out.

References:

Cullins, Ashley. “7 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Try New Things.” Big Life Journal, November 3, 2017. https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/encourage-child-to-try-new-things

Westen, Robin. “Brave New Child: 8 Smart Ways to Teach Independence, Self-Confidence & Resilience.” Parents, May 6, 2010. https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/social/ways-to-teach-independence-self-confidence/?slide=slide_2007825#slide_2007825

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