You do not need to model perfection, in fact, allowing your child to see you fail, will show them that they do not need to be perfect and that if they do fail, they too, can recover.
My initial reactions to what I was seeing pointed out my own deeply entrenched stereotypes that rose up while watching the video. I expected the images to become darker, not lighter.
Lise Brown, a Winnipeg based Adventure therapist, talks about our fear of the outside; kids with knives, forest bathing; risky behaviour vs rope climbing; and knowing your limits.
Check out my Recommended Reading list, so far. What have you been reading on these topics or related to them?
There's no rule that you are not allowed to hug your brother at school, but somehow, there is.
We need to learn to talk to our children about death as a part of their life education, not only as a response to a major loss.
School is only one way of learning and obtaining an education. It doesn’t work well for everyone.
It’s time to quit school, as we know it, and see it as just one tool, out of many, that may or may not accomplish the goals of socialization and education