What I Learned Climbing Trees

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Do you remember when you were small? And how the world was so large? But climb a tree, and you could find the quiet that comes with a new perspective. And the peace of knowing you were anything and everything. But the journey up the tree – that’s where all the lessons were found…

Gravity

Perseverance

How to Be Alone

How to Work With Friends

Where to Hide

How to Assess Risk

How to Jump

When Not to Jump

Gross Motor

Fine Motor

Balance

Self-Regulation

Spatial Planning

Vestibular Movement

Tactile Input

How to Hold On

How to Let Go

When to Try It Myself

When to Call For Help

That Getting to the Top Isn’t a Straight Path

That Coming Back Down Often Is a Different Path

Every tree was different, but was I different every time I climbed a new tree?

What lessons did you learn?