I love watching my baby girl run free! It’s so good for her and for us.
2. Teaching them to help.
Even if “helping” doesn’t actually make you‒the parent‒more efficient, remember that it’s important to take the time to slow down and give them “jobs” to do. Even if it is simply carrying their sleeping bag or walking with you to fetch water, this makes them feel confident while camping and prepares them to help around camp more when they’re able to!
3. They learn so much about nature first hand!
4. Enjoy some down time with your partner and/or friends after they’re asleep!
Watching the campfire burning is so relaxing, and part of good parenting is taking time to unwind for yourself!
5. Watch the sunrise again!
Either together or while they are still asleep. It’s an incredible way to start the day!