Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Parenting and the fear of failure.

I'm really struggling these days with helping Tonka (7.5) learn to overcome some of her fears.

  • going down slides at the pool
  • riding her bike down a small incline
These aren't ones that she SHOULD be afraid of and I recognize that it's OK to be afraid. What I want to teach her is that (after you've used sound judgment), you need to just DO it.

So far, my various approaches haven't worked.

Open to suggestions.
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