Great life lessons
Sharing fun experiences and learning something new together as a family, be it stand up paddle boarding, dinghy sailing or tennis, can teach your children excellent life lessons - without them realising! By pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and physically showing your children it’s okay to be a beginner at something will help them recognise it’s all about embracing a positive attitude towards learning and not all about natural ability. Sometimes you’ll nail it, sometimes you’ll fail it – but the important thing is you’ve had a go.
As you try new activities together, you may find your kids are better than you! Heh ho, this will show them that much of the thrill of learning comes from your own achievements and you don’t need to compare yourself to others to benefit from the experience. It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself and simply be happy you tried your best.
It may even be that you put yourself out on a limb a little and try something you feel nervous about. By doing so, you’ll demonstrate a healthy attitude to your children by giving it a go anyway – showing it’s ok to be scared sometimes and that the reward is worth the risk!