To the mountain and you had to turn around after five minutes because the child was asking you every minute "momáááá, how much is left ?, or" I get bored "," I have piss "," I'm hungry "...? One imagines that we are going to take a family outing as explorers, and it ends up being a family of ogres,
to the mountain and you had to turn around after five minutes because the child was asking you every minute "momáááá, how much is left ?, or" I get bored "," I have piss "," I'm hungry "...? One imagines that we are going to take a family outing as explorers, and it ends up being a family of ogres, all angry, desperate and frustrated, and to make matters worse, children crying because they are tired
. How can we make the children interested in the mountain route and not get bored?Here I leave some
to go with the children hiking in the bush and not die trying. Consejos 10 essential tips to go with children hiking to the mountain I do not assure you that this is the magic formula so that, from now on, your son will be able to climb Everest, but I assure you that with these tips you can, At least, spend a nice family day .
1- Plan the
appropriate route to each child , according to their age and tastes. We are not going to put the child in a 20 km beating if the poor person has gone all the way from the school bus to the house. At the beginning it is always better to start on a route with a few kilometers and with a certain purpose such as a waterfall, cave, go to a lake or see a forest animal.It is not necessary to make the route excessively easy, because that can be a bit boring, nor is it so difficult for the child to fall over the rocks. Something fun like climbing a rock, crossing a river by a log or going through a cave is enough to motivate them.
2- Bring them well-equipped.No flip flops for nails to be stuck in the first stone of the road. The best thing is hiking boots that hold the foot, do not go cold and do not get wet. Nor should we take them too warm in winter, if we do not want the five minutes to be detached from things that will give us and end as a coat rack.
The best thing is the 3 layer system(what I call onion): a shirt, a sweatshirt and a coat is enough, and if they have heat just take some layer and go.
3- That each one carry his own backpack in an adventurous plan, with water, a snack, plasters and above all, to be able to put the layers of clothes on them.
4- May the most important of all tips: bring a friend , brother, dog, koala or pet with whom to entertain on the road. It's almost a safe bet.
5- Plan a game where they are the guides , and they will take us up the mountain. We can look for information about what we will see along the route and print the map so that the child has fun making us go along the way.
6- Do not be in a hurry. Enjoy the road, there is no need to reach the end of the route. We can take a magnifying glass to see bugs or bags to collect fruits and leaves without having to go far.
7- When are tiredwe stop to look at bugs, observe flowers, listen to the sounds of nature or paint the flowers.
8- It's time to rummage through your memory and take your skills as a speaker telling the stories of when you were little, singing songs, telling your pregnancy, your battles of military service or singing your repertoire of stories. Drop your imagination and invent forest stories.9-
Never get angry with the child, even if you want to turn around in the first minute. If we want to repeat the experience, it should be positive and fun. 10- If none of this works for you: as a last resort, take out the
magic bag , the one that will keep you quiet for at least half an hour, the bag of sweets! If possible, bring sweets that last a loooong time, so you will eat less sugar and we will keep you entertained longer.
Do not forget to congratulate the child if he has finished the route, and if not, too, because he has done what he could, and maybe next time he will do better. Finally, always remember the emblem of clean mountaineers: "what I carry in my backpack, I bring it in my backpack", whatever it is, even if they are orange peels. If we all throw the garbage into the forest, even if it is biodegradable
, the next time you go to the field, you will not see the flowers, but dozens of peels and fruit peels all over the previous mountaineer.