Do you encourage your kids to climb and jump?
Lately I have been helping and encouraging my 3yo son to climb and jump off stuff. Before I had kids, I always heard of parents telling horror stories of how their kid was a "climber". I have always encouraged my son to climb things, I just guide him for safety. A while ago, he started experimenting with jumping from these things, my wife and family immediately grew concerned. When seeing how primal it looked, I was delighted. I consistantly encourage him to jump off things and guide him in appropriate landing, and balance procedures. Lately he has been really brave in jumping off things that are taller than himself (I am always there, just holding his hand for balance). Currently I am trying to get him to roll out of his landings in a sumersault, and he is having a blast.
The only issue with all of this is he likes to jump off things on the playground at daycare, and his teachers are not particularly fond of it.We have discussed proper jumping locations, and he has been following the "school rules" lately. But I really enjoy seeing him run, climb and jump constantly at home.
I hope he never loses this skillset, he already has the best balance of all the kids in his class.
Do you think this could be a dangerous habit?