Katie Arnold (@raisingrippers) is a freelance journalist and editor who writes Raising Rippers for Outside online. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, two young daughters, and puppy Pete.
The movement to get kids running around outdoors has some strong scientific support. Here are 6 ways to let your children cut loose.
Renting a minivan is the secret key to surviving a weeklong family vacation along the California Coast
Bestselling author Caroline Paul’s new book, The Gutsy Girl, is a how-to guide for parents to push through the anxiety and let their kids take acceptable risks outdoors.
The Secretary of the Interior just issued an order that aims to help get at-risk and disabled children outside. Here’s how it will work.
Author Richard Louv, who coined the term “nature-deficit disorder,” is back with his latest book on the importance of getting kids into nature
For yogis of all stripes.
Nutritious lunches are key to fueling our children’s minds and bodies, and our cafeterias are failing us
We asked the director of the National Avalanche Center what precautions he takes when he goes skiing with his two young daughters
We asked photographer Jesse Burke, whose new book showcases a series of road trips with his young daughter
Nature eases stress, and there’s no better way to offset the collective holiday insanity than by escaping to wild places. Presenting five family adventures for a meaningful season.
The pressure to enlist kids in competitive sports has us putting four-year-olds on the soccer field. It’s clear they don’t know what they’re doing. And it may be a more harmful decision than you...
Trauma from gun violence in schools could be alleviated with some simple one-on-one time with nature.
A family of backcountry maximalists learns to love going fast and light.
James Lawrence, aka the Iron Cowboy, ran 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 days this summer. He did it all with his five young children in tow.
Skimo adventurer Hilaree O’Neill hiked to the base of Makalu, the world’s fifth highest peak, with her two young sons in tow.