Something that I think is really important to do is teach my kids to overcome their fears. Today, I found a baby snake outside, in Ohio and in the month of March. Actually, Bella and I both found it.
I wanted to use this opportunity to teach my kids about snakes.
Everyone was afraid of it at first. I know Gavin has had contact with a snake in the past but he was the only one.
This was a really tiny snake and couldn’t bite if it wanted to. It was perfectly safe for all involved. I thought it would be a good opportunity for them to explore, learn and gain respect for our new leggless friend.
I shared some basic information with them about snakes, how they move and what they eat. I also explained that it was unusual to find them in March, in Ohio because they should be hibernation.
Emmett really took to it, as he has a natural curiosity. Elliott was a bit nervous but eventually warmed up and touched it.
Gavin on the other hand, poked it with a stick.
Overall it was a positive experience. When we were done, we let the snake go back in the in the yard.
Take a few minutes and teach your kids something cool today. The time and experience is so worth it.