We all want what’s best for our children. You may be missing out on a free resource proven to create a healthier childhood.
For the first time in two centuries in America children are expected to have shorter life expectancies than their parents. Luckily there is a free resource available to almost everyone to help combat this statistic.
In the past 2 episodes we’ve been discussing major obstacles to independent play and what can be done about them. In episode 17 we discussed decluttering which addresses the environment as a hindrance to independent play. Then in episode 18 we outlined what strewing is which addresses dependency as a hindrance to independent play. The last major obstacle to independent play is time and there is one way of spending time that yields phenomenal gains!
In this episode you’ll discover a free, simple and healing practice to introduce into your flow as much as possible to ensure a healthy, vibrant and happy childhood for your kids…here’s what you’ll hear:
[6:21] The real threat to our children’s health
We tend to feel anxiety when raising our kids. Usually we have fears about future success or being bullied or natural disasters. There are much more realistic threats facing our children today which are the result of a sedentary lifestyle.
[9:32] A different type of medication
Usually early intervention and medication is the typical answer given for children with lower physical capabilities or shorter attention spans. But, time spent outdoors is one of the most effective ways to combat these issues.
[11:17] You CAN do it!
Most people can do this. Even if there is simply concrete for miles and miles you still reap the benefits of the fresh air, sunshine, and clouds in the sky.
[12:42] The challenge
Even 10 minutes outside your front door can bring a great change in energy to your children (and you)!
[14:20] A total game changer
Families that have started incorporating time outdoors into their weekly flows have seen tremendous results and feel less overwhelmed at home.
[16:18] The secret to healthier children 💪
Time spent outdoors builds physically and mentally healthier children. Bonus: children who identify with nature are more likely to grow up to be adults who appreciate nature and who want to protect the environment.
[20:56] Going to get a little vulnerable here…
I’ll share with you a moment I had where getting outdoors changed the entire dynamic.
[23:46] Yes you CAN!
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Remember, this week (or anytime) you are feeling overwhelmed at home and the kids seem stir crazy head outside and reap the benefits!
Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv
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