Nature Deficit Disorder — An Article in USA Weekend!!

A little more than a year ago, I read a FANTASTIC book that confirmed some of my suspicions, and encouraged me to get my kids out MORE into nature.  I learned that it’s not just a “good thing,” but that it’s vital to their development.  (I blogged about the book several times.)  The book is called Last Child in the Woods:  Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, written by Richard Louv.

In our Sunday paper, there’s a weekly “magazine” insert called USA Weekend.  I was *thrilled* to see Mr. Louv participate in an interview and article about his book, and the research that went into it, and the effects that the book is having.  (Click on the above link, or on the picture to read it for yourself.)



About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on November 19, 2007, in Loving Nature!, Magazines, Medical Stuff, Parenting. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. “If you can’t get to a pond or lake, then find a puddle.”

    Love it!!

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