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Go Outside and Play! Four Reasons Why Exposure to Nature is Essential For Our Children's Well-Being

1. TIME OUTSIDE HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON A CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT. There is a growing body of evidence that indicates that direct experiences with nature are essential for a child's physical and emotional health. Studies have also shown that exposure to nature can increase a child's resistance to stress and depression Although many a sport… Read More »

Traumatic Events Inhibit Children's Coping Abilities

When Sally (name changed) walked into the correctional facility as a mentor to other youngsters in the rehab, no one could imagine that the poised young woman who stood before them was herself a victim of sexual abuse in her childhood. Sally recounted to them how she had been diagnosed with a post-traumatic stress disorder… Read More »