Why Kids Need To Be Bored

Do you ever get tired of hearing “are we there yet?”  Do you ever sense a feeling of guilt come over you when you don’t structure activities for the kids at all times?  Be free from that guilt that comes when its finally downtime and they come to you for the hundredth time with “I’m bored!”

Lesson in my life: kids that know how to be bored, make good travelers!


1. Boredom takes practice (preferably before your next long car ride.)

2. Boredom helps the mind and prevents anxiety.

3. Unstructured time increases creativity.

How can you train your child to do boredom well?  Start now.  Here’s your answer to the next time they say “I’m bored!” Your response? “Good! Because being bored is good for you.”

Get your children ready to be world travelers now! Limit device time and increase outdoor time. Don’t let their complaining change this!

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Lessons in Bathing an Elephant

What did I learn from bathing an enormous, bristly, wet creature?

1. Peace comes from taking in nature, especially BIG nature.
2. Risk is usually worth it.
3. Kids need it.
4. The more senses you can pull into your experiences, the better.
5. Comfort comes at a cost. Get dirty!

Why Jump When You Can Flip? 

We all stop at some point. There’s more to be had and achieve. Have you stopped dreaming, you know, imagining where you could be? Physically are you stopping short of what your body can do? Spiritually, the hurdles have made a walk look much better than that run. You use to dream about success but does it seem unattainable? Comment here and tell us what and where should you be learning to flip instead of the jump!


Raising Brave Kids

One of the greatest joys in life is to watch my children from a young age become more and more brave, adventuresome, curious, and well just being kids.  Let me share with you some of the keys of success in raising brave kids.

  1. Take care of your fears first because your kids will feed from your fear or your willingness to face the challenge.
  2. Surround your family with opportunities.  Its not going to happen when your Saturdays and vacation days are in your living room.
  3. View nature as a gift to you and your kids.
  4. Make exercise a family event and not individual.
  5. Don’t feel you have to structure it but be spontaneous.  Let nature be the guide.
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