Any active minded parent, like me, perpetually faces the conflict between encouraging your kid(s) to embrace experiences while not being overbearing. It’s an ongoing learning process for adults and kiddos alike. I felt the need to introduce my kids to skiing. I've learned a lot from my approach with my oldest.
Maybe it’s the way I was brought up. Born and raised in Montoursville, PA (pop. 4000), I was surrounded by lazy creeks, rolling ridgelines, hemlock riddled state game lands and what was assuredly a greater deer population than people. Maybe it’s because I’ve journeyed through 38-years of personal and professional paths that consistently intersect with environmental influences.
Whatever the reasons, I have a soft spot in my heart for our natural world. I appreciate it, respect it, and love it. I want to raise awareness of it’s importance so that others can enjoy it for years to come.
Great question. Here's the reality. Our lives have become too sedentary.
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