It all started ten feet in the air. Beija was two, she decided to get to the top of the playground climber, I stood about ten feet away watching her progress, other parents at the park were…freaking out. Our job as parents is to provide tools and opportunities for success, then breathe deeply and watch them take risks. Here are some ways to use travel to increase independence at your (and their) own pace.
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About an hour in we stopped for tea and both Jay and Beija looked awfully pale. We did a poor job of avoiding altitude sickness. But our failure is your gain! Now I’ve done the research and have tools in my altitude toolkit for you.
It is hard to believe that we’ve been Riveted Kids for a whole year. We are 56 blog posts into our adventure. Now it is time to set our sights a little further toward the horizon and we have ambitious plans!
Your vacation is planned and you can’t wait to start the adventure. Then…disaster strikes: hurricane, flooding, earthquake. What do you do? Cancel? Delay? Switch to an unaffected destination? Don’t change your plans. Revise them. If you were planning on a beach vacation maybe half of it could be on a towel with sand in your toes and the other half could be with a pair of sturdy gloves and a shovel.
What not to pack? Your job! Working through your vacation is a surefire way to ruin the experience and return even more exhausted than you left. Whether you are answering emails and phone calls or worrying about whether everything is ok, the restorative power of your hard-earned vacation time is lost. Here are six ways to be here now.