In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I sit down with Ginny Yurich, to discuss the numerous benefits of nurturing a slow childhood, marked by ample outdoor play and fewer structured activities. 

We shed light on how unstructured outdoor play can promote a child’s adaptability, independence, creativity and resilience, aspects that are critical for success in a rapidly changing world.

Ginny Yurich is a homeschooling mother of five and founder of 1000 Hours Outside, a global movement designed to reclaim childhood. Along with her husband, Josh, Ginny is a full-time creator and curator of the 1000 Hours Outside lifestyle brand, which includes a robust online store, an app, and books. She also hosts the 1000 Hours Outside weekly podcast. A thought leader in the world of nature-based play and its benefits for children, Ginny lives with her family in the Ann Arbor area of Michigan.

We cover:

  • [7:00] Ginny’s first good day as a mom
  • [17:16] Generational differences in childhoods
  • [23:52] The filter in which parents look at the desire for their child to be successful 
  • [29:46] How her perspective on parenting was changed by the Rich Habits Test for Parents
  • [33:22] Managing your own fears so your child can have a slow childhood
  • [38:00] Light, and looking at different light inside and outside 
  • [42:47] Advice for parent who feel like they don’t have enough time
  • [51:23] Advice to her young parent self

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