Baytowne Adventure Zone in Sandestin, FL has so many amazing attractions for the whole family, but sometimes kids can be reluctant to try thrill attractions. Our staff is attentive, considerate, and committed to the safety of our guests, but kids may not realize that! Here are some tips to help kids overcome their fears and have a great time.
The first step is to find out exactly what kids are afraid of. What terrible thing do they think will happen if they participate in a fun activity? Articulating a fear is often a great way to gain control over it, but if that doesn’t work, don’t worry. Once you find out what they fear, you can both investigate it together and see if it is actually logical or not.
Set a good example for your kids at Baytowne Adventure Zone. Your kids look to you for cues: if they see you having fun and feeling confident, they’ll want to join! If they’re reluctant to try something, take the first step for them by demonstrating that it’s fun and safe.
Above all, be calm! Yelling or nagging is not a good way to help children overcome their fears. If anything, the more you raise your voice, the more frightened kids are likely to be. And finally, recognize that not all kids are thrill-seekers, and that’s ok! Some kids may want to spend some time on our calmer attractions like Baytowne Tug Co.
Remember, our staff are here to help. They are attentive and encouraging for young kids. Together, we’ll help them get through it and make sure everyone has fun!