“For the Spirit God gave us did not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
Today I gave the girls a couple little tasks that made them show bravery. This may be different levels of daring for the kids you have in your house, but this challenged mine just enough. The first one was to stand on the edge of the big toy (about twice their height) and be willing to leap to me. I couldn’t get any mid-air pics because I was obviously catching them. They had to demonstrate both courage and trust, both of which we talked about. The other one was climbing to the top level of the monkey bars. This is a new set for us, so they haven’t climbed to the top rung yet. It has made them a bit nervous, which it also did today too. With my guidance and a little support, they were able to reach out to grab the first rung. I then helped them across. These provided tangible activities to have them reach out in courage. I have always been a bit of a dare devil, and although it kind of makes me a little nervous as a mom, I do want them to be able to embrace a sense of adventure.