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Keep your kids happy, healthy, and safe with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Safety warnings
Let them feel bad
Don't try to fix all their problems. Children need to feel challenged and disappointed once in a while; otherwise, they'll never learn how to handle emergencies or deal with defeats on their own.
Let them be bored
If they complain about being bored, don’t rush in to amuse them. Let them plumb their own imaginations for fun.
Let them take risks
Let them take reasonable risks. Their future will be more fulfilling if they venture outside their comfort zone and take chances.
Let them feel safe
Warn them about potential dangers and how to avoid them, but don't frighten them unnecessarily.
Let them fight their own battles
Don't constantly run interference for them. Let them learn how to stand up for themselves.
Let them realize they're imperfect
Be complimentary when deserved, but don't overdo it: Children who are led to believe they're perfect find themselves in for a rude awakening when they grow up.