Many people have myths about the fears that they face. These myths can become limiting beliefs. Since I started speaking and writing about living a life free from fear, people often share their stories with me about their specific challenges: there are some who are scared of death, are afraid of cats, of crossing the street and afraid losing a loved one. Fear is all around us. It is something that every single human being will face; however, it is our response to the fear that makes all the difference.
Children are not exempt from hardships. No matter their age, challenges will come. These challenges come in all shapes and forms: growth challenges, learning obstacles, friend dynamics, peer pressure, disappointments, mistakes, and body changes.
Stories turn strangers into friends. I asked my friend, Janine to put pen to paper so that you would be encouraged by her journey of growth and healing. Loss and hardships are part of life, but there is always a hope for restoration. This is her story.
Friends make life better. Fostering sibling friendship isn’t easy, but it can be done. For us as adults and for our children, life is much more meaningful when shared with friends. Cultivating friendships take time and intentionality. However, they can also be refreshing and comforting, much like a dip in the ocean on a hot day or a comforting blanket on a chilly night.
I’m sure that we all want to live a fearless life. However, this is not something that comes naturally to most people. Most of the world’s population will face this reality sometime during their lifetime. For some, learning to overcome their fear seems to be a bit overwhelming, and for some their worries or fears seem to overtake them, paralyzing them to live and dream.
Clumsy toddlers emerge into lively children ready to explore their world in just a few short years. My friend, Moira Harding, leads a Motor Development Programme to kids between 2-6 years and advocates that as children are learning to move, they are also moving to learn.