Go outside and play.

It’s the traditional command cranky parents, seeking a little peace and quiet, issue to their kids. But what if, instead of booting our children out the door, we took them by the hand to places remote and majestic?

What if we taught them skills they could use the rest of their lives?

What if we shared stories and some of our accumulated wisdom and introduced them to new friends?

What if we gave them the most valuable gift an adult can give — some of our time?

Imagine the moments, memories and love we would get in return.