Children’s first and most important teacher is their parent(s). It is through our actions and words that children learn family and societal expectations. The Discovery Family program has been designed with these factors in mind, and utilizes scientifically proven methodology to help parents raise resilient kids. It has the added benefit of being available on an ongoing, even daily basis, in the home. The Adventures also provide opportunities to teach children key life skills, build strong family bonds and create connections to the community.
Remember that involving youth in choosing, planning and implementing the family activities help them feel like they have power to choose what happens in their lives, builds self-confidence and helps them develop key skills that will help them throughout their lives . Involving your kids in choosing which of these family Adventures your family will complete lets them know that you value their input. If youth help to choose and carry out the family activities it also increases the likelihood of them participating in positive ways because their feelings, ideas, and thoughts were part of the decision making process. As you focus on strengthening relationships as a family and developing life skills through fun interactions with your kids, they will learn skills that will help them become caring, competent, and contributing members of society.