Solving the Problem of Nature-Deficit Disorder for your Kids
Solving the Problem of Nature-Deficit Disorder for Your Kids
The premise of nature-deficit disorder (NDD) is simple: People are not spending enough time outdoors. Over the last few decades, this problem has become increasingly prevalent, and it especially impacts children. Fortunately, there is a practical solution to this problem: Think of some fun outdoor activities in and around Hamilton Township and encourage your kids to spend less time staring at an electronic screen and more time in nature.
Here are some ideas to help you get this process started.
Screen Time Limits
Outdoor Time at Home
Outdoor Time Elsewhere
It’s true that this generation of children is not getting some of the benefits offered by spending time in nature. The good news is that you can do something about it for your own child. Consider setting screen time limits, and let your child experiment with outdoor activities and sports until they discover some that they enjoy. You might be surprised by how much of a difference a little time in the great outdoors can make!