Tuesday, 10 September 2013

At the Princess' baby shower almost 9 years ago

my one cousin, whose two kids was almost grown up at the time gave me a wonderful bit of advice. She said that she believes that one of the most important things to teach children these days is self confidence - and by that she meant to tackle the world with no or little fear, with the confidence to proceed and achieve what we set out to do.

It is a difficult balance to keep kids humble but with self confidence. Often I wonder if we achieve this - the humble part is relatively easy - our competitive world sees to this . Often I wonder if we install enough confidence, but sometimes I know we are on the right track to achieve it. Our kids are relatively fearless on rides at the school fete for example.

Mr L on the top of the 3 story slide - they repeatedly did this. All 3.

A surprise us every time at the English schools speech festival on the left and at the Drama Eisteddfods where she competes with great confidence. 
And what really prompted this post - the 3 of them with friend D in a cave on Sunday. They were fearless little explorers - in fact, we had to keep them back from not going in too deep.

I truly love the sense of adventure. I hope we can keep it going in them all.


  1. You are clearly doing a great job Cat


  2. Lovely! Love the last pic!
    I find this so hard too, our girls are naturally shy and it's been very hard to try and build up their confidence!

  3. You are definitely doing it right!

  4. I think their confidence is amazing! Definitely a very valueble thing to have, belief in yourself.

    Hahaha, I looked at that slide and tried to imagine Nicola on it. I think I'd have a heart attack right on the spot - she'd probably be fine though. ;-)

  5. You are doing a wonderful job with the three of them.

  6. You got this hot Mama....you got this.

  7. You are doing an awexome job being mom to these gorgeous children. You and Hunter both.


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