Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0015DRPAY
- Publisher : Algonquin Books; Updated and Expanded edition (April 22, 2008)
- Publication date : April 22, 2008
- Language : English
- File size : 2305 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 414 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #35,132 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Nature deficit disorder is MORE prevalent in adults than in children, and we are passing the disease on to them by rearing them in a way that reflects our chosen values. It is something like parents who smoke and drink while telling their kids not to do the same. Not only is it an ineffective strategy, it is also a disingenuous one.
Please read this book if you care about your children...if you care about grace and beauty. My poor words are not adequate to express how profoundly revelatory an experience this book has been for me. This is an easy book to read, easy and quick...but you will probably find (as I have) the need to keep it handy as a touchstone as you try to sort out what's amiss in this modern disconnected world. This book explains my awkward first paragraph.
Please read this book, you won't regret it.
As a result we now schedule vacation time to include unstructured time spent in our national parks, local walks and hikes, and --for the first time--fishing (catch and release) at a stocked pond. It was worth it to see the ick-factor when the boys had to put a worm on the hook: "Seriously, Mom?! Shouldn't we be washing our hands?!"
Also, we dedicated most of our tiny backyard for digging: areas for them to plant veggies and flowers, to make messes, and to bury "treasure". Looks horrid, but well worth it!