Q. My mother was reminiscing about how when she was a child her mother had to "make" them come inside because they loved being outside. Now I feel like it's just the opposite with my children. I want to make some changes, but I need some inspiration.
A. Congratulations on recognizing the need for change! Those changes start with your own perception and attitude about the outdoors. Understanding the value that nature brings to our lives will move it higher up your priority list. We all need time to mess around, literally, without direction of any kind and with stuff of our choosing. If your child is used to being indoors, spend some time showing them how to unplug and discover the unpredictable, diverse, and beautiful outdoor world around them. You will likely find pleasure in the experience as well.
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