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.
According to the federal program Safe Routes to School, the number of kids commuting on bike or foot to school has plummeted from 48 percent in 1969 to 13 percent in 2009.
Everything is bigger and stretches further in Alberta, including your U.S. dollar. Here's the definitive guide to doing it up with kids.
Is it a shame we need them? Yes. But it's the only way to protect parents who want their kids to grow up independent and brave.
Kids need shoes for running and exploring—with grippy traction and good laces—that will stand up to serious abuse but won't weigh them down.
In her new book, 'Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence,' Karen Crouse explores how this tight-knit community has "opted out of the academic and athletic arms race" with...
The new strategy promises to raise resilient, confident kids—exactly the skills needed to make great outdoorspeople.
A new ad campaign from two major nonprofits aims to break children free from their dependence.
The many draws of New Zealand are well-known: no creepy-crawlies, no venomous snakes or large predators, no language barrier. The country is safe and sane, and the scenery will blow your mind.
Want them to love the sport? Start slow.
Government-subsidized preschools, 480 days paid maternity leave, neighborhood rec centers, ample recess, forest kindergartens, drop-in after-school programs (aka fritids), outdoor classrooms, public...
Here's what we're wishing for this season, from well-made classics that will withstand years of abuse and never go out of style to big-ticket splurges for everyone in the family, including your four-...
Bobby Kennedy Jr. has spent a lifetime protecting rivers, an ethos born in childhood expeditions.
With its new Walls Are Meant for Climbing program, the company hopes to make climbing accessible for everyone.
By the time pro climber Beth Rodden gave birth to her son, Theo, in 2014, she'd weathered some major life challenges.
When Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker sold their house two and a half years ago to move into a massive fifth-wheel RV with their four children, they had never been in an RV or camped before. "We'd...
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