tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post6219276545917906313..comments2017-02-06T22:37:17.412-05:00Comments on Lion's Whiskers: Courage as an Antidote to FearLisa Dungatehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04612985595527435721noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post-24795268021517169122011-02-20T17:27:26.794-05:002011-02-20T17:27:26.794-05:00I love your essay on "Courage as an Antidote ...I love your essay on "Courage as an Antidote to Fear". Beautifully written Lisa. Thank you for sharing your insight and inspiration. Some days it does take great courage to live life head-on especially when faced with enormous challenges.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post-18272474832253687222011-02-19T13:18:04.451-05:002011-02-19T13:18:04.451-05:00Thank you inkadog, for taking the time to share so...Thank you inkadog, for taking the time to share some of what you've noticed about how to coach kids to be courageous. Getting ourselves, specifically our fears, out of the way to allow the space for our children to spread their wings is indeed important! Fear is contagious...and spreads like wildfire. I often coach parents to first ask their child what the child's experience is, for example "How does it feel now that you are on out on that tree limb? Now that you've reached high enough to almost touch the sky!" Instead of "Careful, you'll break your arm!" It's natural to feel apprehension when our children are trying new things or taking calculated risks. However, it's important to coach them to focus on a developing an internal locus of control (paying attention to their own body, thoughts, feelings, hopes, and even fears). Instead, of turning their gaze outward, placing their locus of control externally on what others think, predict, believe. To all those like inkadog who work with children, keep posting your comments...we so appreciate hearing from you!Lisa Dungatehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04612985595527435721noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7862653040578109197.post-2602939597934091622011-02-19T12:50:24.895-05:002011-02-19T12:50:24.895-05:00enjoyed your blog- it reminded me of so many child...enjoyed your blog- it reminded me of so many children I have worked with who are afraid to take risks--and of their parents, who sometimes pander to their fears in the mistaken belief that they are protecting them.This is a great blow to their self esteem, as it leads them to believe they cant do anything.inkadognoreply@blogger.com