LESS IS MORE: Building confidence
THERE’S plenty of things we can do to help our children grow into creative, happy and resilient adults. There’s after-school tutoring, music lessons and a suite of extra-curricular activities.But one of the best things we can do is let them play in the natural world. Let them climb trees, jump in puddles and walk along logs.
The term ‘risk-taking’ often has negative connotations in our risk-averse society. But, age-appropriate outdoor risk-taking plays an important role in childhood development. It helps children find their limits and develop confidence, resilience and creativity. Our children need to fall, pick themselves up and be able to recognise why they fell.