Nature Deficit Disorder: Prescribing nature to our children

Nature Deficit Disorder is a term coined by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle. Louv’s hypothesis is that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors, resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.

Springboard Clinic has long been a supporter of a holistic approach to health, coaching clients on how to incorporate physical activity, for example, into their daily routine. So, when we heard the term “Nature Deficit Disorder” for the first time we were intrigued.

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Does your ADHD Child have Difficulty Making and Keeping Friends?

One concern that we often hear from parents when it comes to their ADHD child is the fact that they seem to have difficulty making and keeping friends.

This is not uncommon – for a number of potential reasons, children with ADHD often experience difficulties in their relationships with peers. As a parent this can be heartbreaking to witness, particularly because it often feels out of your control to help...

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Bill of Rights for Children with ADHD

Today is “National Child Day” in Canada – a day that “marks the occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), spelling out the basic human rights for children and youth.” While you may not be interested in reading the actual document, the sentiment behind National Child Day is an awesome one. It is about “celebrating children as active participants in their own lives and in communities, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making.”

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