It has taken us a while to convince 10 year old Sissy that the only way to overcome a fear is to face it. She is so terrified of heights that until recently we had to carry when crossing bridges, climbing staircases other than the one at home and going in elevators. But look at what we got her to do last week!
7 year old Bubba coaxed her all the way up, pointing out where to grab on to the rock and where to place her feet, and on occasion touching her sleeve to make her feel more stable.
She was very excited that when she realized she had made it to the top. We of course were very happy she made it and didn't panic. It may not look very high in these first two photos, but check this next one out!
As you can see Bubba is the fearless one when it comes to heights.
As I explore more of the hidden parks around Rapid City I am discovering most of them don't have much in the way of traditional playgrounds but they do all seem to have rock formations like this one that the children can climb.
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