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Confessions Of A Crappy Christian Podcast

Jan 31, 2024

The creator of 1000 Hours Outside, Ginny Yurich joins Blake to share her personal journey as a mom, struggling with the challenges of parenting and feeling lost in the early years. The turning point comes when a friend introduces the idea of spending four to six hours outside whenever the weather is tolerable, leading to transformative experiences for both the mom and her kids. The conversation explores the impact of outdoor time on children's development, challenging societal norms around education, and the importance of individualized learning approaches. Join them as they emphasize the value of prioritizing outdoor activities for children's well-being and overall family happiness.

In this episode, you’ll be able to:

  • Uncover the profound impact of prioritizing outdoor time for children's development and a parent's journey, realizing the transformative effects of spending extended hours outside, fostering confidence and resilience.

  • Explore the guest's personal journey of shifting from conventional parenting approaches to embracing simplicity, challenging traditional educational systems, and understanding the importance of allowing children to learn at their own pace.

  • Gain insights into the drawbacks of excessive academic pressure, homework, and rigid educational structures, questioning the effectiveness of long school hours and advocating for a more balanced and holistic approach to childhood development.

Books mentioned in the episode:

  • Teach Your Kids How to Read and 100 Easy Lessons
  • Learning All the Time: How Young Children Learn to Read, Write, Do Math, and Investigate the World Without Being Taught by John Holt
  • Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head by Carla Hannaford
  • Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Education by John Taylor Gatto
  • Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
  • Take Back the Game by Linda Flanagan
  • Grow Wild by Katie Bowman
  • Nutritious Movement by Katie Bowman
  • Learning All the Time by John Holt

To connect with Ginny:


Instagram: @1000hoursoutside

Facebook: @1000hoursoutside

YouTube: 1000 Hours Outside