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Explaining to children and teens why they need nature and adventure may be the hardest part of getting them outside. Once they realize the benefits of being outdoors, they're likely to ask when they can go out next. Brynn Schmidt writes, "Kids need the freedom to learn what life is like without a schedule." Providing the space for kids to be outside allows them to gain perspective on their lives. There's not the sense of comparison they face while playing video games. There's not a structured schedule. Instead, there's an appreciation for nature and gratitude for time away from their devices. Read "Why Kids Need Wilderness and Adventure More Than Ever."