3 ways to raise a wild child and why you shouldHealth The List
The average child in the U.S. today spends four to seven minutes outdoors playing every day – about 90% less than their parents did. Scientist and author Scott Sampson has three important ways you can get your kid out into the world in a healthy way, and be a "Wild Child."
1. Free Play Rules
Unstructured play turns out to be critical for bodies, minds, even how kids see the world.
2. Forget About Helicopter Parenting
Try being a hummingbird parent. This means sitting back and letting the kid check out what's out there. Give them some space to explore.
3. Let Your Kid Be a Risk-Taker
Hold yourself back from saying no all of the time. Let kids engage fully because those are the kinds of experiences they will remember the rest of their lives.
Remember, nature is everywhere. You don't have to go far to find it so you can set your kids free.
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