Unchartered waters is an area where first-time parents are familiar with as role models. At Err Like a Parent, the swimming analogy is taken all the way through in a blog post, with the ultimate lesson being that teaching your child to be OK in unfamiliar areas is one of the best lessons a parent can offer.
Starting with what your familiar with is fine for awhile, but ultimately the best way to teach your children to do well on their own is to help them think outside of their current surroundings.
If this sounds a little too deep, we expect that reading the post in full will do a better job of explaining it.
Read the full post: “World-Class vs. Pond-Class Role Models.”