Article Courtesy of Stop Nature Deficit Disorder


Now more than ever, our culture spends a lot of time inside. As a result, Nature-Deficit Disorder is getting in the way of our health and happiness—and that is true for people of all ages, but kids are especially susceptible. Here, we’ve gathered some tips to help you fight the good fight against Nature-Deficit Disorder.


The Ins and Outs of Getting Outside


Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You

Young Children Average More Than 3 Hours of Screen Time Each Day

You Need to Spend This Much Time in Nature For Better Health

5 Really Good Reasons to Go Outside With Your Kids


Make It Happen at Home


Creating a Pollinator Garden With Kids

15 Fun Backyard Bird Watching Activities for Kids

Increase Kid Activity Levels with a Backyard Playscape

15 Fun Games to Play Outside


Outdoor Adventures Farther From Home


Off-Road Travel: Good Family Fun

Kid-Friendly Water Sports for the Whole Family to Enjoy

4 Tips When Mountain Biking With Your Child

Immerse Yourself With Nearby Camping


Stay Safe in the Great Outdoors


Hiking Essentials – What to Wear When Hiking

A Parent’s Guide to Water Safety

Tick Talk: How to Stop (and Remove) Them

How to Identify Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac


Don’t let Nature-Deficit Disorder get a foothold in your family! While this challenge is widespread, there are some pretty simple and fun ways to fight it. Think of things you and your kids will enjoy, and get out and play together!