Let them take risks!

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When we look back over our experiences in life, we realise that we didn’t learn the most from the things that were smooth sailing, easy and neatly polished. On the contrary! We learn and grow from risk, difficultly and struggle.

When we allow children to do the things that make the hair on the back of our neck stand up… We show trust. We grow courage. We promote perseverance.

Risky play, difficult work and uninterrupted struggle are the foundations for SO many wonderful qualities and dispositions to be established.

To strive, work hard and move is innate in us, as is body/physical intelligence . Children who are free to explore their bodies individual capabilities from birth, take MEASURED risks.

Relax. Be close. Trust them and let them be free!

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