Your children grow and change so fast. Before you know it, they’ll have children. It’s so important to help your children learn and understand while they are still young.
Please don’t wait to create great experiences for your family. The sooner you do it, the better the results. It works like the law of compound interest.
One of the best practices of positive parenting is to get your children out into the world to have new, exciting, challenging, educational experiences.
Traveling The World Will Bring Amazing Experiences
This morning I was out with my wife and our six children. We went surfing; body-boarding; skim boarding and just playing on the beach having great time together. Right now we are living now in Costa Rica, we have been here for a while. We actually traveled from Alaska through Yukon; Canada; the United States; Mexico; Belize; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Honduras; El Salvador and now we are in Costa Rica. We won’t stop here but we are going to keep traveling and have incredible experiences together as a family!
Great Experiences Develop Who You Are
We have been traveling for a lot of years with our kids since they were really little – some of them are still little- But there are amazing things that happens with little children. They can pick stuff up just so fast and adapt so well. People ask us from time to time if our kids are really getting something out or are they really going to remember those experiences. Well, the little ones won’t! But actually I am pretty surprised how much they do remember. But what is more important is that those experiences develop WHO THEY ARE! They are also picking up skills; abilities and lenses through which they see the world; they are learning new languages; environments; foods and cultures. All these neural connections that happen are so incredible during the stage of development. Because the more we do while they are young, the better.
I am trying to learn how to surf with my kids. And I was helping them this morning catch some waves and they were so good at that! It is just so much easier when they are younger.
Make Sure You Have Incredible Experiences
So make sure you get out and have those incredible experiences with your children while they are young! Do not push them too hard because they are still young and let them play and have a great life. But get out and have great experiences with them.
Whatever you do, just don’t stay in your little corner of the world or in your house all the time. Instead, get out and have experiences! Let them learn those things that are so much easier to learn when they are young.
Set up your life in a way that you are training your children to be excellent leaders. To be well-read; well-developed; to be comfortable with young and old; rich and poor; black and white and everything in between where they can be comfortable; competent and very experienced.