Quick Tips for Raising Happy Hikers
Keep it simple.
Be consistent and just get out the door. We’ve recently set the goal to leave early one day a week (usually Saturdays work best for us) for an adventure. We leave chores undone and head out together to enjoy the beautiful area we live in without the stress and frustration that comes with trying to check off the to-do list before we head out the door. This has revolutionized our family adventures. It’s tough for a list-maker like me, but even I’ve loved it.
Start them early and go often.
Pack snacks and water. (And hard candy for emergencies).
We do the same in our family now and it works wonders.
Proper Gear Makes a Huge Difference.
Sunscreen and sunhats are a must (especially if you’ve got a baldy baby like we do!).
Take a small first aid kit. We don’t need it every time we go out, but I’m always grateful to have one on hand when our little explorers get a cut, blister, or splinter.