Tips for Protecting Your Child from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Get Outdoors & #Unplug

In 2005, author Richard Louv coined the phrase “nature-deficit disorder.” Though it is not deemed a medical condition, the negative impact technology has had on children’s playtime in recent decades seems to prove much of what Louv feared about NDD. In short, kids are not doing enough activities outdoors. If you want to change course for your children by getting them to spend less time in front of a screen and more time outside, these tips can help you get going in the right direction. 

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No matter what season it is, there’s always outdoor fun to be had. 

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Even a trip to your local park can inspire your kids to spend more time outdoors.

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While it may be true that NDD is taking hold of this generation of children, that doesn’t have to be the case for your children. Explore the fun outdoor ideas listed here and keep researching for more ideas that work for you and your children. The benefits of spending quality time in nature awaits your family!

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