We are all too aware of he dangers that are out there, even the dangers in he home.
- staying home alone…
Really everything is a danger and we are made aware if ALL of these dangers ALL of the time.
So it makes sense that we are a bit more cautious about letting our kids out there in the world unsupervised.
And yet, all of those things I mentioned are part of life, and eventually our kids are going to have an experience or have a problem with something.
It’s funny when I think back to my own childhood. I had stubbed toes all the time, I lost toenails and fingernails, grazing and bruising on my knees was normal – I had 3-4 black eyes before I was 10, and my oldest son got his first one at 12 years old. I fell off horses regularly, and came off bikes, and motorbikes. I had my feet squashed by horses hooves, and I was chased by cows protecting their calves. Blood and scratches were a normal part of my life growing up.
And yep, it’s different now.
But, last night when my big kids should have been in bed they wanted to go out and help their dad skin a pig. Which meant knives and potential danger … But I love doing that too, and I hadn’t realized that they hadn’t had a turn at that yet, especially since they’ve been around us making our own home kill since they were young.
They had a blast.
Yes – protect your children.
Yes – keep them safe.
But maybe you should provide the safety around new and potentially dangerous situations, and teach them safety while they are doing it, rather than saying “No” all the time.
Have a great week!
And remember – You can ABSOLUTELY be the parent that you want to be.
PS – Coaching places starting 1st May are open now.
6 spots available – help your kids and you set up Term 2 successfully.