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Finding Our Way. 8/18 thru 8/19 2012
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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Finding Our Way. 8/18 thru 8/19 2012 on 08/19/2012 13:37:54 MDT Print View

An overnight.

Summer nearly over, my kids return to school and I begin teaching for my 13th year. Lately I've been reading quite a bit of research about the impact and importance of nature on childhood development. I'm quite fortunate that this is never something I've had to "push" on my children; they ask for it. How it pays off, specifically, in their personal lives I'm not sure I'll ever be able to quantify. But I'm certain the dividends are huge when it comes to our relationship; that is quite tangible.
This trip was my son's 19th night outdoors in a sleeping bag this summer with me. My daughter has had 20. We're fortunate.

http://sweepingthegarden.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/finding-our-way-818-819-2012/

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Finding Our Way. 8/18 thru 8/19 2012 on 08/19/2012 15:02:02 MDT Print View

a big +1!

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Finding Our Way. 8/18 thru 8/19 2012 on 08/19/2012 15:23:26 MDT Print View

Craig,

I agree wholeheartedly with Ken + 1 and then some!

Cherish those moments and those memories.

I spent a night in the back yard with our youngest son when he was about 6 or 7 years old. We tented at elevation (11 feet up in a clubhouse that I built) using a $14.00 K Mart "blue light special".;-)

I still have that tent and probably always will.

Party On,

Newton

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re: Finding our way on 08/19/2012 17:45:28 MDT Print View

Beautiful. Thank you.