One of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child is a sense of adventure. The knowledge that life is beautiful, and the world explorable. Meeting new people, animals, nature, and broadening their exposure to new cultures will give them the confidence to become people who celebrate this beautiful planet we share.
-Let them throw rocks.
-Encourage them to squish their toes in mud puddles.
-Give them opportunities to show kindness to strangers, or boldness when asking for what they need/want.
-Take them camping.
-Hike up to a look-out over your city, and marvel at how everything works together.
-Let them dress themselves.
-Let them taste and help prepare a variety of new foods.
-Encourage them to find their voice.
-Expect messes. Lots of messes.
-Enjoy the process of growing up. They're going to make mistakes, and some of them will be really big. But your love will never be faded by this. You will never love them more, actually. I promise.
Cheers and Adventure Safe,
Little Sun Hat Founder