Cai is a little different from his classmates. It is very evident when we are skiing. Skiing is something a lot of people do in Colorado, but the only young kids we see in the backcountry tend to be ones who come with us. Why is this a distinction? When you ski in the backcountry you are much less able to predict the conditions.Read More
After last weeks article, we know that adventure is the feeling you gain from an uncertain outcome. We also know why adventure is important. The question becomes how do we incorporate it into raising our children. The fantastic part is that in most instances it will happen naturally when we get out of our own way. Here are seven tactics we used.Read More
Picture this, your once young child is leaving for college. You swell with pride as you watch them go. This transition towards independence was both satisfying and easy. When you look at your offspring you see an accomplished and beautiful being.Read More
Cognitive dissonance. You know that feeling when a deeply seated belief you hold is shattered by new evidence?Read More
This was originally posted in www.wilrickards.wordpress.com 3.14.2012
Last week I went on a hut trip, something I love and used to do fairly often, yet I easily find excuses not to now that I am a husband and father. Do you know what I am talking about all you parents out there? So here is what I was reminded while nestled in a cabin in the mountains.Read More
Strong foundations are an important strategy in developing anything worthwhile.
Standing on the top of Mt Audubon I was struck by the boys’ smiles. I had dreamed of and prepared for this moment for years.Read More