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Nature Deficit Disorder and Raising a Generation to Love the Outdoors

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Nature deficit disorder is a term from Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” describing child behavioral problems when alienated from nature. This is a growing body of research that directly links our association with nature to our health and well-being. For example, children who are frequently outdoors are …

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5 Ways After-school Activities Benefit Your Child

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It’s no real secret that after-school extracurriculars are beneficial to children. But while the after-school care is nice (particularly for parents) and the activities keep children “out of trouble” by diverting their attention and energy to more productive activities, there are even more important ways after-school activities benefit children. Here …

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Get Grounded! 5 Grounding Yoga Postures for Children

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Children today are plugged in. It can feel constant and relentless. Sometimes I feel I am fighting an uphill battle with my own two children. From television and video games at home to communicating with friends and family and even checking for homework assignments online, kids today spend increasing time …

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