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NWF Green Hour

Commentary on what parents should know about and can do to counteract common "nature deficit disorders" in our TV-watching, video game-playing children including encouraging a daily "Green Hour" of outside play and learning. A program of the National Wildlife Federation

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Academic Drugging: Parents Need To Think "Hills" Not "Pills."

With evidence that more time outdoors playing in natural spaces can help ease the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it is disturbing that many parents are engaged in increasing amounts of academic drugging. The practice is on the rise and it is being motivated by parent's wanting higher acdemic achievement in their kids. Read more. Also check out this University of Illinois study on the positive effects of green space on ADHD problems in kids.

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