Don’t control them. Don’t protect them too much, and they need to tumble sometimes. They need to get some injury. And that makes them learn how to live in this world.
Today, I chaperoned my older son’s kindergarten field trip to Yellow River Game Ranch – something of a cross between a basic zoo and a petting farm. I was assigned a group of five boys. We called ourselves the Adams’ All Stars. They joyfully explored and discovered a myriad of animals, enjoyed the outdoors, and loved being with each other. I had a ball, and I was constantly reminded of the wonders of seeing, hearing, smelling, and being curious. What a super duper day of learning fun!