|The Boy on a camping/hunting trip with me in the Big South Fork wilderness area at 8 years old|
I have started giving my son the benefit of the doubt. If the hunting trip I am going on is in a tough rugged place and the weather is not that good I'll take him anyway. If the work that needs done is tough I'm bringing him along. I am proud to say he is blossoming. I was trying to "protect" him from tough situations but as soon as I took some of the constraints off. Let him use his knives, go on overnights in the mountains in the winter, and help bust and stack wood, he began to grow and become more confident and capable. I have learned that our children can become men if we teach them how and on the job training is the best training of all. Your pal the Envirocapitalist.