Bold – Adventuresome – Courageous – Explorative – Daring – Vagabond – Venture – Entrepreneur – Free Spirit – Just Do It!
 
These are all words and phrases to describe the habit of the week: Taking Responsible Risk. When a child experiences safety, unconditional love, acceptance, and is free from undue judgement, the freedom to explore ideas and new ways of creating things is undaunted. Most professionals, artists, engineers, doctors, craftsmen, and teachers are expected to take responsible risk. When they do, our quality of life improves. This habit is only considered a habit when adults provide freedom to practice. Many times responsible risk causes us to fail forward. After persistent effort is made (and often many more failures), learning occurs –children experience empowerment and efficacy to risk again. Take some time this week to share personal or historical stories about great adventures that required responsible risk. Remind your child of the times they also took risk and enjoyed the victory.
 
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Elliot
 
“The only way to truly succeed, is to risk failure.” – Bobby Jindal
 
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