Life Lessons We Can Teach Our Kids While Camping

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To borrow a line in a film “You’ve Got Mail”, Kathleen Kelly tells Joe Fox: “You with your theme park, multilevel, homogenize-the-world mochaccino land. You have deluded yourself into believing that you are some kind of benefactor, to the masses.” Does not it look like the entire world is like this giant Theme Park? Children today are bombarded by the media that was constant. Social media, gaming, iPhone, iPad, every area has so yourself can plugin to have WiFi. The masses recall a simpler time when life looked real.

Unplug and Have Fun

Now life is complicated, a whole lot more so than when the masses grew up in the 1970’s. The masses remember how I’d roam fields and the woods with my buddies as well as camp out at night with a campfire as well as only a sleeping bag. Hiking, fishing and hunting was simply part of life. We played outside, baseball, football, tag, and hide and seek. The single time I’d come inside was when mother called us for dinner. (It wasn’t on our mobile phones)

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So for children today to be unplugged for a day or two on a camping trip might be daring in itself. You’re competent to educate the other children (perhaps, with a great quantity of patience) without being in front of a computer screen or display you can nevertheless have fun. Love seeing nature, speak to folks, speak to family, play, swim, hike or snorkel and sense the reality.

Simplify Your Life

My wife spent 2 summers in Colombia when she was a teen. My wife was from a middle class family from Maryland. My wife tells me stories of her excursions to Colombia and of how they did not have running water in the house where the house was or the water pressure was too low to go up the hill because it had not rained. So my wife and the other kids needed to visit the base of the the hill and bring water in pails to fill a 55 gallon drum found in the house up they could utilize to flush toilets, bathe, cook and clean with. That’s how a lot of men and women in other regions of the world dwell now and, although my wife looks back on this as kind of an experience. It’s not an experience to them it’s only life.