Tip: Raising adventurous kids

Being adventurous in childhood, and adulthood, helps us continue learning and growing. It’s important for children to learn that  adventuring can be fun, rewarding and safe.

  • Encourage this by setting an example to your children: try new things, learn new skills and visit new places.
  • Teach your kids how to identify and manage  risks, so they learn how to confidently challenge themselves.
  • Kids and toddlers are often tougher than you think –  so don’t leave it too long to start taking children camping and on other outdoor adventures like walks and exploring trips.
  • Model confidence to your children by showing interest in the world around you, there’s always more to learn, so explore with them.
  • Try visiting a place near home that you’ve never been to – a local park, beach, wildlife reserve, playground – even a cafe, library or other indoor spaces can be made into an adventure!
  • Another way to adventure is trying something you’ve never done before! Half of the fun can be brainstorming this with your children.

 

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A great tip

It can be difficult to really listen to your kids, and yet it is so important. To know that you are interested in their lives and their concerns gives children the support they need to help them face life confidently.

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Separated dads – additional tips

Everything listed on this website is relevant to separated dads (though some tips, like how to spend time with children, will obviously depend on your shared parenting arrangements).