5. Encourage free play
Allowing your child to explore their natural surroundings is a great way to foster a love for the outdoors. So if you’re out hiking and have to stop to inspect leaves and ladybeetles every few metres, then so be it. Slow down and value the little things together. You can squeeze that gruelling jog in another time.
6. Dress for success
Children dressed comfortably for the weather and terrain will be happier in a new environment. Fact.
7. Know your families limits
You may want to stay out surfing all day, but if your tween is tired or the waves are becoming intimidating, call it quits and head back out tomorrow.
This article appeared in volume 52 of Holidays with Kids magazine. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.