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Why kids need foul weather

I love this quote from Katie Arnold, writer for Outside Online’s “Raising Rippers.” It applies to everyday life, too.

Such an innocent pleasure: playing in the rain

Such an innocent pleasure: playing in the rain

“While it’s our jobs to shelter our children from the storms, sometimes it’s better for everyone when we don’t. We can let them get cold and blown sideways and even a little afraid, but as long as they have a safety net, they learn that they’re tougher than they thought. Us, too.”

Katie has immediately become one of my favorite writers, not only for her gift of prose — very talented — but for her ways of adventure-parenting with her kids.

Read the whole article: Why Kids Need Foul Weather


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