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I believe being an Adventure Parent means listening to your heart rather than everyone’s doubts. Yes we should be safe, but also remember we are teaching our children how to live. Do we want them to live a life of fear and confinement or one of possibility and freedom?

Being an Adventure Parent means not conforming your life to music classes, play dates, and soccer practice. While all those things are lovely and your child will enjoy them, these things shouldn’t be the only factors of their growth. So many people stop living when they have children, but An Adventure Parent keeps living the life they love and they bring their child along to share the joy.

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An adventure parent is a good listener. Knowing that the adventure isn’t worth it if you’re child is unhappy. Children are humans too and their feelings should be acknowledged and respected.

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Being an adventure parent can include many different paths. It could be traveling abroad with your child or just going on a nature walk in your backyard . It’s all about pushing your own comfort zones, trusting your child, and getting out in the world so that you can help your child expand to their fullest potential.

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Nancy Crowell is an adventure mama, yoga teacher and soon to be acupuncturist. She coaches Moms on nutrition and natural health. Follow her new adventure this month in Bolivia at @flowingelements

All photos shot by Cass Gilbert / @whileoutriding / www.whileoutriding.com

4 thoughts on “What Does Being an Adventure Parent Mean?

  • Ilona

    Incredible! In Awe! So much adventure and peace (and I’m sure mess too) in these photos and story.

  • Ilona

    Incredible! In Awe! So much adventure and peace (and I’m sure mess too) in these photos and story.

  • Ilona

    What an inspiration!

  • Ilona

    What an inspiration!

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