Now a biggie?
I remember when I was a kid I hated it when a grown-ups will ask me to taper or stop doing ‘stunts’ like Kung-Fu or wrestling moves, climbing trees, biking very fast etc. Kids are almost never afraid while grown-ups seems to be overly afraid, now I understand why. This past few months, I now let Kenzo do his stuff like biking on the street, running at a break-neck speed, playing by himself on the playground, sword fights and all those active fun games.
It is really hard at the start to let him go out the house and play unsupervised. Even now, after about 3 months of doing this, I am still filled with worst-case scenarios from falling off the bike and breaking a bone or tooth to kidnapping to bullying.
Most afternoon he will ask permission to go out and play. I will let him out, run thru some instructions, which the same as yesterday and the previous day, like watch out for cars and share your toys and then let him out and I then just patiently wait ’till he finish.
It is never a peaceful momment to wait and hope nothing bad will happen but I just need to let him slowly be independent and learn to discover life and its challenges on his own.