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There's a moment in a child's life when she's old enough to go on a real trip yet still young enough to want to hang out with her parents. These travel tactics and tools will help you seize that window.

Just because they have lacrosse practice doesn't mean you have to sacrifice outdoor adventures

As her daughters get older, our correspondent wanted to pass along a few things that running has taught her

How the National Winter Activity Center is raising the next generation of skiers

Sound crazy? Not to Bekah and Derrick Quirin, who are embarking on a thru-hike with their one-year-old this March

Behind-the-scenes with the company's efforts to make sure kids—and parents—are valued at the office

Research shows that walking has many benefits—but it's also a pretty darn good family adventure

Taking kids on extended trips into the wilderness comes with an element of stress—the key is to talk about it

Nature documentaries offer the chance to teach your kids about the beauty and diversity of our planet

The best schools know that kids learn when their noses aren't shoved in textbooks all the time

The greatest gift a parent can give is teaching their kids to dust off and keep going

No matter who is on your list, these gifts will make sure you're ready for anything

For those of us who try to raise our children to believe they can accomplish anything, this election offers the chance for that to finally be true

The simplest way to ensure children have free play is often the hardest: opening the door and shooing them out. On their own.

How three months of parenting on crutches taught me invaluable lessons about patience, relinquishing control, and taking each moment as it comes.

There’s a growing movement of people who say that abstaining from having children is the best way to offset climate change. They’re wrong. The only way to stop it is by raising environmentally conscientious kids.

Raising a courageous, independent child means being a courageous, independently minded parent

As parents, we tend to try and fill our children’s lives with activity from the time they wake up to bedtime. But research suggests that a certain amount of idleness is beneficial.

How the upstart parenting meet-up Hike it Baby has quietly gone national

The Clark family's advice for surviving a 120-day backpacking trip—or whatever adventures you and yours have planned for the summer

The 42-year-old mountaineer and mother of two just claimed the women’s speed record for the Explorer’s Grand Slam. How did she pull it off?

The author tagged along on a trip to Joshua Tree with a group of kids from Southern California who had never slept in a tent

The movement to get kids running around outdoors has some strong scientific support. Here are six ways to let your children cut loose.

The secret to surviving a weeklong family vacation along the Pacific Coast? Rent a tricked-out minivan

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

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 realize.

Pressure on kids to perform well in school, excel in competitive sports, and handle other pressures 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.

Mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill hiked to the base of Makalu, the world’s fifth highest peak, with her two young sons in tow

It depends who you ask. But I just can't wrap my brain around sending a child up the highest mountain in the world.

Children are eating between meals more than ever, but is that a good thing?

“Blue zones” where entire communities live longer, better lives aren't just for grownups. Here’s how you can craft them in your own neighborhood.

Hunting around for vacation destinations that actually cater to both kids and adults is tough. But we’ve got you and yours covered.

Athletic training and parenthood aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, when done right, they go hand in hand.

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