“Being introverted is not something to outgrow; it is something to accept and grow into—and even to cherish.” - Susan Cain
Kids Overcoming Fear: Inspiring Outdoor Adventures that Will Give You Goosebumps
Take a moment to think back on your childhood. Remember those long summer days when your greatest concern was getting back home before dusk? Your main responsibilities consisted of making sure your room was clean and helping with chores around the house every once in awhile. Ok, now that you've successfully time-traveled, think about a time when you were faced with a decision to overcome a childhood fear when trying something new. Maybe you were a little nervous at first or maybe even flat out terrified to step outside of your comfort zone. After some encouragement (or persistent convincing) from a friend or relative, you finally built up enough courage to get on that bicycle, jump into the deep end of that pool or try that weird, new food. Afterwards, you felt like you were on top of the world and nothing could stop you (ok, maybe not after you tried brussels sprouts for the first time but you get the point)!
Is Avid4 Adventure Right for My Unadventurous Kid?
The summer has started and you would love to see your child get outside this season and push their boundaries. Yet, you also know that your child has struggled with being adventurous in the past. Maybe you've looked at our website and photos of kids rock climbing or mountain biking have you thinking your child needs to be an experienced athlete to sign up. What to do? If you were wondering whether Avid4 Adventure is right for your unadventurous kid, the short answer is yes! Read on to learn more about how Avid4 Adventure can help your child tap into their adventurous spirit.
Five Ways to Help Your Child Build Confidence
It’s no secret that parents want their children to succeed. The same goes for camp instructors: we want to see your children learn how to rock climb for the first time, or try something they’ve never done before. It makes our day. More importantly, we want to be there with them on that journey of learning and exploration. And while helping kids succeed may seem like an easy task, teaching them to learn confidence can be much more daunting. So, from someone who has worked with kids her entire adult life, here’s how to support your child through any challenge they might encounter—and help them build confidence while doing so.