Connecting children with nature

Posted by Christine, August 3, 2011

Judith Stock reports in Miller-McCune:

It may not be recognized by the AMA, but nature deficit disorder is raising Cain with children in the industrialized world — and it can be fought.

What happens when children fail to bond with nature? Researchers believe the disconnect contributes to ADD, childhood obesity and a weakening of the necessity they will feel for environmental stewardship when the grow up. (Darrin Klimek/Getty Images)