Nearly every single day, I watch my children push themselves physically. Up the scaffolding bars, off the furniture, onto the exterior side of the playground equipment. Every jump, climb, maneuver and sprint often feel like a new risk – and with every kissed boo-boo is a lesson in mothering.
My children are continuing to learn about bravery.
So am I.
I’m still working on suppressing the inner helicopter and instinctively muttering the truly unhelpful “BE CAREFUL!!” – because there’s nothing greater than seeing budding resilience and earned sense of confidence with each accomplishment. I hope that my kids are learning that it’s OK to fall and make mistakes. And it’s OK to not get it on the first few tries.
I’ve learned that if I don’t make a fuss over minor mishaps my children are more inclined to follow suit. And if I’m prepared with essential first aid items, the return to play is that much quicker.
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This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, as always, are my own.