It seems incredible that we have to teach older children and adults the steps for taking risks. Babies and preschool children are natural risk-takers. They possess curiosity and drive, take enormous chances several times a day. In their risky pursuit of experimenting, learning and exploration through trial and error, they face a multitude of failures. But instead of being discouraged by the supposed failures, they try and try again. They feel proud of their efforts as much as their accomplishments, even when they face significant obstacles as they learn to crawl, walk, run, climb, and talk.