I personally love the idea of having specific challenges and rising to a challenge. Having parents and mentors who have challenged me has changed my life so much for the better. Peaceful parenting or Conscious parenting is not void of challenge. From my experience, children like challenge and like people to challenge and encourage them.
But here are some things that I find that really help when issuing a challenge to a child, a challenge that may be outside of the immediate interests or ability of a child. The challenge is more likely to be accepted and completed when:
So, go ahead and challenge your children. Many children are ready for it.