Parents often want to change kids bad behavior, but how can you without making the situation worse? Try this quick parenting tip the next time you find yourself yelling “STOP!” at your kids.
One of the easiest outdoor activities to do with kids is hiking. However, hiking with kids is not like hiking alone or with other adults. It requires a completely new hiking mentality. If you’re looking for a happier outdoor hiking experience with kids, try these tips to change your hiking mentality.
Don’t Hike. Explore.
A few years ago a friend of mine told me she had stopped hiking with her three young boys. I was surprised, since we often took our kids on trails together. She assured me that she’d still be getting outdoors.
“I’m just not calling our outings hikes anymore. Instead we’re exploring.” Continue reading “Change Your Hiking Mentality”
This month, Mountain Mom and Tots was featured on not one outdoor podcast, but two! Check out these interviews for a little outdoor inspiration. Continue reading “Outdoor Podcast Feature”
Welcome back to the Mountain Mom and Tots Outdoor Book Club! Today I review the book Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela J. Hanscom.
Balanced and Barefoot encourages parents to get kids outdoors by focusing on the benefit outdoor play has on a developing body. Written from a pediatric occupational therapist’s point of view, Balanced and Barefoot discusses gross motor skill, fine motor skill and sensory development in children. Continue reading “Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J. Hanscom”