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In a generation of Facebook and apps still counting, many of us feel it’s really not important to discover the wonderful nuances of nature…mostly due to the fact that we are hesitant to let children play outside without supervision, thanks to our comfortably modified lifestyles. It obviously cannot hurt that much to know a bit about the natural world and to develop a love for nature. Recent studies show that when children stop going out into the natural world to play, it can affect society as a whole in the long run. Of course, children are very tuned into the intricacies of the natural world through the multitude of programmes available on television. However, it cannot be considered a substitute for climbing trees or peeping into a bird’s nest.

The consequences of not allowing our children to play outdoors are beginning to manifest themselves in various ways. A simple five minute routine of exercise outdoors is known to boost energy levels and improve emotional well-being. Free and unstructured play also helps children in maintaining focus and improving self-discipline, apart from making them happier and healthier individuals. Being in the outdoors help children face new challenges, shoulder more responsibilities and learn more from life in general. .

Quotes on positive parenting

  • Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry
  • Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
  • Things a child needs to hear:
    • I love you
    • I am proud of you
    • I am sorry
    • I forgive you
    • I am listening
    • This is your responsibility
    • You have got what it takes
  • At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.
  • There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so, just be a real one.
  • Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.
  • The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.
  • Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.