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10 Things I Learned From The 1000 Hours Outside Challenge

It has taken me a long time to write my thoughts on this topic because there were many things I both liked and disliked about this challenge. I could easily delve into my concerns about the 1000 Hours Outside movement which has rapidly become a trend and another perceived expectation for parents. But my focus of this article will be based on my own experience. I can't speak for other parents, but this is what I personally learned from the 1000 Hours Outside challenge: 1. IT WAS WORTH IT No. We didn't make 1000 hours outside. I'm not even going to tell you how many hours we clocked because it doesn't matter. This challenge made our year lovely. And while, I appreciate Ginny Yurich's sentiment when she says, "even if you fail, you win," I'd like to rephrase that as: "You cannot fail." The end. Because the experiences you gain far outweigh any number-based goal you might achieve.  I don't love all of Yurich's content and I wish

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