Last Child in the Woods

I am reading this book by Richard Louv called Last Child in the Woods. He does a great job examining the issues of “nature deficit disorder” (a non-medical term he coined). By looking at scientific research as well as his own research interviewing kids, parents, teachers, and other professionals he develops a strong argument why my parents where right when they made me go outside instead of watching TV, which I am thankful for! I think he is right when he says that North Americas trend toward isolating ourselves from nature has potential harmful effects, and I hope that there are ways that the trend can change. I know I don’t spend enough time outside…and Beth can tell. Now, let me sit at my desk inside for a few more hours…


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