We value being brave so highly around here. We believe being brave is the basis for so many other important things we want to teach our kids – kindness, compassion, love as a verb. Things that can be unpopular or uncool at times, we want our kids to be brave enough to be and do those things anyway. It takes bravery to stand up for someone being picked on at school. It takes bravery to be kind to someone who isn’t kind to you. It takes bravery to voice an unpopular opinion. We want our kids to be people who do what is right, even though it’s not always easy. We want our kids to be BRAVE. Here are the ways we teach our kids bravery.
1. Teach them it’s ok to fail or be wrong
So much lack of action comes from fear of failure or being wrong. I can’t tell you how many times a day I tell my kids something now along the lines of “it’s ok if you don’t know” or “it’s ok to be wrong.” When they’re not afraid of being wrong, it encourages them to make a guess, take a risk, try anyways.”
This week the ladies of the BFBN (Babywise Friendly Blogging Network) are talking about the topic of ‘Fear’. See the below schedule for specific topics and the days they will be posted!
- Monday: Valerie from Chronicles of a Babywise Mom – What To Do When Your Child Is Scared of the Dark
- Tuesday: Natasha from Let’s Be Brave – 9 Ways To Teach Kids Bravery
- Tuesday: Katrina from Mama’s Organized Chaos – How To Easer Your Toddler’s Fears
- Wednesday: Christine from Christine Keys – 3 Powerful Ways To Conquer Your Toddler’s Irrational Fears
- Wednesday: Carrie from Wiley Adventures – Managing Fears At Bedtime
- Thursday: Kimberly from Team Cartwright – Real vs. Fake Fear: How to Distinguish Between the Two
- Friday: Emily from The Journey of Parenthood – How To Help Prevent Childhood Fears
Pop in tomorrow to see a snippet of the next post. 🙂
Until next time!