March 10, 2014 12:22 PM Subscribe
My soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter is pretty timid, physically. It's nothing crippling or even worrisome, but still…c'mon kid, geez, just jump! You'll be fine!
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (34 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
She loves swings, but when it comes to anything she's got to climb or slide down, she doesn't have the nerve for it! No leaping from curbs. Even the hanging bridges between playground structures freak her out! The way she acts you'd think she'd suffered some gruesome schoolyard injury, but nope.
I'm totally okay with assuming she'll grow out of this, or not. But her buddies are dashing about, risking life and limb hanging off of stupid things, and in general I'd like to see her more confident in her physical abilities. She's not a clumsy person.
What did your mom and dad do to get you over this? What worked for your niece or nephew? Part of me wants to bump her off something about 4 feet tall just to show her that taking a fall ain't so bad, but of course I never would.