I loved this book by Richard Louv. He talks about how today’s children are suffering from “nature deficit disorder” and what we can do about it. He discusses some of the reasons why kids are no longer getting regular, if any, time outdoors (no time in super structured lives, fear of strangers and unknown, no access to natural areas, etc) but also why they really need that time in nature (helps them to focus, grow confidence, relieves ADHD symptoms, etc). Louv then goes on to discuss ways that we might change this and how some people and groups are already trying. One website mentioned where you can find more information about these groups is the Children & Nature Network. He even includes specific actions that individuals can take in the back of the book. This is a topic that I’m very passionate about so this book really struck a nerve with me.
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