Fearless parenting with Nioucha Homayoonfar

Born in Belgium before moving to Pittsburgh for her earliest years, eight-year-old Nioucha Homayoonfar was living with her family in Tehran when the 1979 Iranian revolution began. She is the author of Taking Cover: One Girl’s Story of Growing Up During the Iranian Revolution. Read on for Homayoonfar's tips on raising fearless kids.

HER FEARLESS KIDS: A daughter, 7½; and a son, 5¾

FEARLESS QUOTE: “One of our jobs as parents is to raise kids to think for themselves and ask questions. By removing your own feelings, you’re allowing your child to form their own minds about the world around them.”

NAT GEO FAMILY: Why is it good for kids to be fearless?
NIOUCHA HOMAYOONFAR:
Being fearless allows kids to take on challenges, explore new opportunities, and develop new skills. It gives them the chance to understand who they are and what they’re capable of doing. Without some fearlessness, they would delay having a grasp on their full potential.

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