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Nature deficit disorder. Educating Young Children: Learning and Teaching in the Early Childhood Years, 19 (2), 32-34.
A generation that appreciates nature, environment, green areas and landscapes will cease to exist if the trend of Nature Deficit Disorder among today's children continue.
If so, you probably grasp that "nature deficit disorder" is subtly debilitating the spirit and depth of far too many modern people.
Children of today are spending fewer and less meaningful hours in Nature and that is creating problems we are only just beginning to identify: waning attention, aggression, boredom, obesity, lack of empathy--just to list a few side effects of Nature Deficit Disorder.
Meanwhile, the Children & Nature Network (C&NN), a non-profit founded by writers and educators concerned about "nature deficit disorder," finds that, in a typical week, only six percent of American kids aged nine to 13 plays outside on their own.
Richard Louv, US-based journalist and writer, has even coined a medical term for the chronic lack of contact with nature and environment in today's children: nature deficit disorder. “It's a problem because kids who don't get nature-time seem more prone to anxiety depression and attention deficit problems,” states Louv.
Soon after Last Child in the Woods was written, I saw Richard Louv speak about nature deficit disorder. He was met with a large and passionate audience.
The report outlines a clear need to tackle the rise of ' Nature Deficit Disorder ', a term coined by the US based writer Richard Louv, to describe a growing dislocation between children and nature**.
Nature Deficit Disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature.
The chapters on travel and tourism have been split and revised and coverage of relatively new concepts such as nature deficit disorder has been added along with new developments in technology.
Nature Deficit Disorder is a term I am hearing more and more, and it goes hand-in-hand with our high pressure modern lifestyles spent increasingly inside.
An American journalist, Richard Louv, author of 'Last Child in the Woods', coined the term "nature deficit disorder" to describe the deprivation, sometimes amounting to mental illness, of children who grow up without contact with the natural environment.
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