Imagine being woken up by the feral noises of the Serengeti every morning, being best friends with some of the most majestic creatures on the planet, and knowing no other world than one in which animals and humans peacefully co-exist.
It sounds like a fairy tale (or a great story to relay to grandkids), but it is exactly the type of life Tippi Degre, a young girl raised in the bush while her parents worked as wildlife photographers and filmmakers, experienced.
Instead of playing with Barbies and makeup, the young girl spent her time foraging in the brush with Bushmen, kissing toads, and riding on the backs and trunks of elephants.
The little girl saw nothing unusual about her company: “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends,” she once said.
And the wonderful photos below capture only some of the magic from Tippi’s exteriordinary childhood:
This playful collection of photographs features one man’s view from the inside of a tent. Simply called Morning Views From the Tent, the inspirational travel series was created by photographer Oleg Grigoryev. Each image offers a unique glimpse of the Tajikistan landscape from the eyes of an adventurer traveling through the Fann Mountains.
In the compositions, the photographer’s legs lead us forward, through the rounded entryway of each tent, and outward towards the stunning scenery. Other tents, supplies, backpacks, and shoes are scattered throughout the foreground which creates a sense of human presence among the breathtaking views. The bright and colorful tents uniquely frame the scenes and invite viewers to be swept away by the photographs as if we, too, are witnessing the dazzling natural beauty in person.
1. Removing the struggle from your child’s life.
It’s SO hard to watch them struggle but they need to learn how to cope with struggle itself as it is our best teacher.
When my oldest was about nine months old he still wasn’t crawling. He was still technically my foster child at that point and we had a home nurse that came monthly to check on us. I asked her about the crawling and she pointed out how I had him sitting in a circle of toys that were all within his reach. He was happy and had no need to learn to crawl because life was being handed to him. She went over and pulled the toys away from his little circle of blanket. He of course cried and then I cried and she just kept me from giving the toys back. I told her that with his vision issues he could no longer see the toys and she didn’t care and continued to hold me back. Well he didn’t just magically start crawling but he did stop crying and start exploring.
You have to allow your children to struggle!
I use this story often with them when they think I’m being mean for not helping with something. I explain that sometimes as their mother it is my job to let them cry and figure things out for themselves. I’m not sure they fully understand it yet but when they’re older they will.
I heard about this band Forebear over the weekend and really dig their sound. The four-piece describes themselves as cinematic dirt rock..Take a listen!
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