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What is the secret that turns boys and girls to outdoorsfolk? Is it the area of the country they’re raised in? Nah, don’t think so. The food they eat, or vitamins they take? Probably not. The video games or the devices they play them on? Definitely not.
In the end, I believe that it’s all about time. A parent, or an adult in their life that goes to the trouble to put aside their personal schedules and agendas and just spends time with them. I really, really think it's just spending some time in the outdoors with kids.
Nature itself will provide the natural inquisitiveness to the child. They’ll have questions, about everything. You just have to do your best to answer them as best you can. You don’t have to know everything, but just take the time to consider their question and provide a thoughtful response, even if you have to tell them, “You’ll look it up at home.”
A kid will likely be on to the next discovery before you have an answer anyhow.
Try it sometime. Pull yourself away from work, or the game, or any of the multitude of things we as adults lose ourselves in, and spend a little time in the outdoors with your kid. They just might surprise you when one day, you notice they’ve actually become an outdoorsman or woman!
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