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LOOK: Sarah Lahbati And Richard Gutierrez Take Kids On An Awesome Camping Adventure
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  • “The greatest legacy we can leave our children are great adventures and happy memories” writes Richard Gutierrez as a caption to an Instagram reel that summarizes a recent camping trip his family took.

    The video shows wife Sarah and sons Zion and Kai in a jeep on their way to a campsite north of Manila, as Sarah says in her social media account “to just breathe in the cold fresh air as we set up camp and soak in nature together.”

    It was also her mom’s birthday celebration and it seems Lola also enjoyed camping with her apos: Sarah and Richard grilled burgers which the entire troop enjoyed.

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    In the afternoon, the boys played football. Zion is currently training in a football club and has since joined tournaments.

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    Sarah says in an Instagram appreciation post of her husband that he pushes their family to spend more time outdoors. She writes, “I’m grateful that you continually bring us close to nature where I feel most at peace, where the kids are free to run around, play and where we all get to make beautiful memories that we will cherish, thanks to you.”

    It takes guts to go camping

    Richard’s siblings were quick to celebrate their family’s trip, with twin Mond saying camping is a great activity–for them.“I love this for you guys but I could never,” he replies.

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    Ruffa said, “Invite me next time!” which she punctuated with a grinning face with sweat emoji and smiling face with sunglasses emoji.

    Sarah asked, “Will you survive?” To which her sister-in-law replied, “Hahahah yesss. I hope.”

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    Looks like it will be a while till we see all the Gutierrez siblings camping with the kids!

    Just like Richard and Sarah have pointed out, camping creates a lot of happy memories for kids. Kids may not warm up to the idea of camping–outdoors, no wifi, and limited electricity–but despite the troubles and difficulties that will inevitably arise, these are the core memories children will look back on fondly when they have grown up.

    Below are three benefits of camping with kids and bothering to bring them to the great outdoors.

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    3 brain benefits of camping with kids

    1. Increase independence and self-confidence.

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    “Camping is generally used to help teens and children build up their self-worth” says Adina Mahalli, MSW, a mental health expert and family care professional at Maple Holistics to Romper.“Learning survival skills like pitching a tent, starting a fire, and cooking a meal are all activities to help increase one’s self-confidence, she adds.

    2. Teaches kids gratitude.

    Mahalli says, “Being outside improves a person’s physical and mental health. Instead of spending their summers in front of the TV, they can go to a camp where they are forced to be technology-free and embrace the outdoors.

    After two school years spent in front of the screen daily, spending time outdoors might be a good change of scenery.

    Be prepared, however, if your children are not yet big on nature. Parents may receive a pushback on the idea of camping and being away from screens. But, it may just be one of those things parents will do well to keep convincing their kids to try out however reluctant they may be.

    3. Helps build resilience.

    Roughing it up means children will practice problem solving skills which will build their resiliency. The same Romper story entitled ‘It’s More Than Just Eating S’mores: Camping Affects Your Kid’s Brain In Some Big Ways’ says “when your child runs into a problem during their camping experience, the self confidence they’re building will help them persevere when things don’t go according to plan.“

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