Our kids can amaze us when they want to.
They have courage and capabilities we routinely underestimate.
We fear for them in all ways, and this causes low expectations.
John has decided he loves zip lines and running around in a bubble.
He’s not so sure he loves chewing gum yet (you can barely see it in his mouth here).
Every day there are opportunities to stretch his capabilities: Ways he can show bravery.
So, every day, am I the limiting factor?
Let them try it. Whatever they want to try.
Ask, “Do you want to try this?”
And if it takes two hours for a “NO!” to slowly slide into a tentative
“…..yes, I think so…..”,
that’s what courage looks like for your child.
Celebrate that they are making their lives.
Peace be with us,