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How to Help Your Child Take Risks Wisely

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Carol Tuttle

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Before you hit the brakes, consider this.

Kids need risk. It's part of growing up. You know that—but sometimes your child wants to stretch farther than you think is safe or age-appropriate.

How do you know when to say No and when to say Go? in this episode, Carol and Anne share tips to recognize which risks are correct, and how to support your child in taking risks wisely—from big risks to small.

This week’s Parenting Practice

Notice any risks that your child is wanting to take. Use the prayer that Carol shares that it will work out if it's meant to be and if not, it will fall apart. If you see that it's mean to be, get out of your child's way and support them in taking that risk—including finding a mentor, if that's correct.

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