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How to Address Nature-Deficit Disorder with Your Kids
Nature-deficit disorder is a phrase coined by author Richard Louv in his 2005 book “Last Child in the Woods” to describe children’s disconnection from nature. While it isn’t a medical diagnosis, being alienated from nature can still have a significant impact on children’s growth and well-being. If you’re looking for more ways to immerse your children in the natural world, these resources can help you get on the right path.
Encourage Outdoor Play at Home
Have Fun with Nature on a Rainy Day
Try New Outdoor Sports as a Family
Some kids are drawn to outdoor activities on their own, while others need a little nudge in the right direction. Encouraging children to play outside amid nature, whether it’s enjoying new sports as a family or staying in your backyard, can build a lifelong bond with the outside world.