Last week, I found myself, as many parents do asking my kids at the supper table, “What did you do at school today?” And not surprisingly, other than a field trip report, the answer around the table was an almost depressingly consistent, “Nothing”.
Those that read this blog frequently will no doubt be aware of the fact I have six kids of my own. I have a 16-year-old lad and five girls ranging in age from 13 years old to 14 months old. And, in part because Dad is an outdoor educator and still a kid at heart in many ways I encourage them to explore, climb, imagine and discover almost each and every day.
Having said that though, they are individuals. While between the ages of 8 and 13 I may have been exploring the river and trails near my house – catching frogs, trying to build rafts out of…
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