Should kids climb trees?

Should kids climb trees?

The Benefits and Risks of Climbing Trees with Carla Gull

Once upon a time, tree climbing was just something we did as kids without thinking much about it. These days, whether it’s regulations, legal issues, or overprotective parents, a simple activity like climbing a tree can bring much more trouble!

Dr. Carla Gull was inspired to do some research on this topic after being scolded for having her child climb a tree in a park. She wanted to better understand the risks around climbing trees, how to do it respectfully, the opinion of parents, and also regulations across the U.S.

In this episode, Carla outlines the results of her research, including some of the many advantages of tree climbing and outdoor play, plus some tips for doing it safely and respectfully!



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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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