How to encourage kids to be braver – have you ever wondered about this?
Being brave is a fabulously useful thing to be for a variety of reasons
Bravery opens up opportunities, gives you experiences and makes your world bigger. bravery enables you to stand up for what you believe in and reach your courage goals. It is a very important part of being happy and making the absolute most of life.
So how do we encourage kids to be braver?
WelI I have been writing about this week over on Pinkoddys awesome parenting blog so do pop on over and take a look here at How to encourage children to be brave
I have also made a little vlog with a simple but effective bravery boosting exercise in it with some fear busting tips. Have look here.
How to Encourage Kids to be Brave
Try asking your kids this question…
What would you do if you were braver? Would you climb a mountain, declare undying love to someone, would you write a book, run a marathon, say sorry, take a course?
And then explain this to them
Really being brave is such a fabulous thing to be and the more you practice it the easier it will become and it can open up your world.
Then give it a go
Now they understand how exciting and how brilliant being brave can be encourage them to have a go at something that scares them just a little. Support and encourage them and priase them to the heaves for their effort. make being brave fun and they are more likely to keep trying !
Here are a couple of my favourite, inspiring bravery quotes:
Sharing quotes with kids can really inspire them too …
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ―E.E. Cummings
“You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.” ―Brené Brown
The scariest moment is always just before you start
“If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee
Create Your Own happy & encourage kids to be braver
My book Create your own happy has some great fear busting activities in it for kids to try out so do take a look in there too.
Make happy happen!
Create Your Own Happy gives kids the tools they need to improve their emotional resilience, grow in confidence and learn how to make happy happen – both for themselves and for those around them.
Packed with simple, fun activities children can do on their own or with friends and family, this book will help them explore how to be resilient, positive and optimistic.
The encouraging activities and exercises will combat negative feelings and support emotional well-being, as well as building self-esteem along the way.