Outdoor Parents Outdoor Kids: A Guide to Getting Your Kids Active in the Great Outdoors

by Eugene Buchanan

FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING | June 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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There is a movement upon us and it''s full of parents who refuse to let their children become a statistic of childhood obesity, and who understand the fate of the environment rests with connecting their kids with the outdoors. Outdoors Parents, Outdoor Kids shines a much needed headlamp on helping parents accomplish this and more. With an informative and entertaining look at biking, camping, swimming, paddling, snowsports, hiking, fishing, climbing and more, award-winning author Eugene Buchanan extends parents a helping hand in getting their kids outside and instilling in them a respect for their health and the environment. It''s a set of training wheels for first-time parents and an essential guide for hair-pulling veterans.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 296 pages, 8.99 × 7 × 0.71 in

Published: June 1, 2011

Publisher: FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1565236351

ISBN - 13: 9781565236356

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Outdoor Parents Outdoor Kids: A Guide to Getting Your Kids Active in the Great Outdoors

by Eugene Buchanan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 296 pages, 8.99 × 7 × 0.71 in

Published: June 1, 2011

Publisher: FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1565236351

ISBN - 13: 9781565236356

About the Book

There is a movement upon us and it's full of parents who refuse to let their children become a statistic of childhood obesity, and who understand the fate of the environment rests with connecting their kids with the outdoors. Outdoors Parents, Outdoor Kids shines a much needed headlamp on helping parents accomplish this and more. With an informative and entertaining look at biking, camping, swimming, paddling, snowsports, hiking, fishing, climbing and more, award-winning author Eugene Buchanan extends parents a helping hand in getting their kids outside and instilling in them a respect for their health and the environment. It's a set of training wheels for first-time parents and an essential guide for hair-pulling veterans.

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Parenting Prologue

CH 1: Getting out while you can

CH 2: Bicycling with kids

CH 3: Snowsports with kids

CH 4: Camping with kids

CH 5: Hicking and Backpacking

CH 6: Jogging with Junior

CH 7: Paddling with kids

CH 8: Climbing with kids

CH 9: Fishing with fingerlings

CH 10: Swimming with kids

CH 11: Data for mommas and dadas

 

 

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There is a movement upon us and it''s full of parents who refuse to let their children become a statistic of childhood obesity, and who understand the fate of the environment rests with connecting their kids with the outdoors. Outdoors Parents, Outdoor Kids shines a much needed headlamp on helping parents accomplish this and more. With an informative and entertaining look at biking, camping, swimming, paddling, snowsports, hiking, fishing, climbing and more, award-winning author Eugene Buchanan extends parents a helping hand in getting their kids outside and instilling in them a respect for their health and the environment. It''s a set of training wheels for first-time parents and an essential guide for hair-pulling veterans.

About the Author

A former reporter for the Denver Business Journal and 14-year editor-in-chief of Paddler magazine, Eugene Buchanan has written about the outdoors for more than 25 years, from covering the X Games for ESPN.com to working for NBC at the Beijing Olympics. With freelance articles published in the New York Times, Men''s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Sports Afield, Outside, Forbes Life and other publications, his passion for traveling and writing has taken him to more than 30 countries on six continents. A Fellow member of the Explorer''s Club and contributor to Men''s Journal''s The Great Life anthology, he spearheaded the Outdoor Industry Association''s book, Brothers on the Bashkaus, was released by Fulcrum Publishing in 2007.

Editorial Reviews

  I have fond memories of childhood. I lived in a subdivision in a small town that was surrounded by undeveloped land. When we were not in school, the neighborhood kids played outside until we were called home for dinner. More often than not, we were blazing trails through the woods, playing in creeks, and riding bicycles on grand adventures. My own children are growing up in a much more urban area. Although my children are blessed with a large yard and plenty of neighborhood buddies, they do not have the same opportunities to interact with nature that I had at their age. As a parent, I look for opportunities for my children to explore the great outdoors. I admit that I have grown soft when it comes to outdoor pursuits. I run for exercise, but I’m certainly not an outdoorsman. This summer, I paid for my daughter to have a week at nature camp so she could enjoy some of the childhood experiences that I remember so fondly, but I have room for improvement when it comes to spending time with my children outdoors. In his new book, Outdoor Parents Outdoor Kids, author Eugene Buchanan encourages parents to be more active with their children. As most of us are aware, we have a growing problem with obesity in the United States. According to Buchanan, 13% of our children are obese, and kids spend an aver of 44 hours a week in front of TVs, computers, and video games. While he doesn’t claim to be the Dr. Ruth of Recreation, Buchanan has spent many hours with his family c
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