Working with Risk... Creating courageous kids

Risk is a process of stretching…of going beynd what is usually given. It takes commitment and courage. It is a considered decision to ‘stretch’ outside the comfort zone and usually creates some degree of discomfort. Emotional risk is different than practical risk. Many people/children can extend themselves into a rough sport or a rollercoaster, shy away from being vulnerable. Emotional risk is about knowing the feeling of discomfort in a task/situation and committing to it anyway. The decision to continue is based on two things – the value of what will be gained or learnt, and the strength achieved from persisting even though it is uncomfortable. Those with a more black and white view o

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