Facing Fear


Valor /val-er/ noun
  1. heroic courage when facing tough decisions
"Don't let your fears win."

For the Parent::Battle Cry

Valor is not the absence of fear, it is the courage to do what needs to be done in spite of it. [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1MaKQwF"]#Valor is not the absence of fear, it is the courage to do what needs to be done in spite of it.[/tweetthis] ] Ask any soldier that has faced real battle and returned, and you will not hear a tale of brave people who stood unafraid in the face of the enemy, you will hear of fearful men and women who did what needed to be done despite the cost. Valor is not possible without fear. [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1MaKQwF" hidden_hashtags="#FocusPoint #Valor"]Valor is not possible without fear.[/tweetthis] ] Fear will never be absent from a struggle, it’s what you do in spite of fear that matters.

For Your Son::Call to Arms

Ask this question: Do you think brave people get scared? They do, they get scared all of the time. Especially when what they have to do is important and could affect a lot of people. But people of courage look past the fear to the good, and they pursue it. [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1MaKQwF" hidden_hashtags="#FocusPoint #Valor"]People of courage look past the fear to the good, and they pursue it.[/tweetthis] ] It’s okay to be afraid, just don’t let fear keep you from doing the right thing. [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1MaKQwF" hidden_hashtags="#Valor"]It’s okay to be afraid, just don’t let fear keep you from doing the right thing.[/tweetthis] ] Be aware, not afraid, and have courage to do what is right.

Weekend Activity

Talk through some things that might be scary. Things like heights, snakes, fire, etc. First, discuss how awareness of a situation might help with fear. (Example: If you are on a cliff, be aware of where the edge is and keep a safe distance)  Then talk about what might make you take on a fear. (Example: Your sister is hanging from a cliff and you need to help her) Remind your child that true valor is facing fear to do good.