Weekly Words of Wellness

July 31, 2015 | By the Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner

Nature Deficit Disorder

Author Richard Louv, in his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods, coined a phrase that has stayed with me since I first heard it. In his book he states that children are spending more and more time indoors and are thus suffering from what he describes as "Nature Deficit Disorder." There is plenty of data to back up Louv's claim that children are spending...

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