Nature-Deficit Disorder - Are today's children disconnected from nature?

Do you remember a time when being outdoors was the most exciting place to be? Climbing trees, building dens, exploring the woods, playing with sticks, playing in the mud....Today's children spend increasingly more time 'plugged' into their games consoles or in front of the television and less time outdoors enjoying the natural environment. This comes at a huge cost! Nature-deficit disorder is a phrase coined by American writer and chairman of the Children & Nature Network, Richard Louv, that describes the human costs of alienation from nature, including: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses.



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