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Nature Makes Kids Happier

Want to genuinely increase your child’s happiness, without the use of new toys and electronics? Take them outside. According to a study published in Frontiers of Psychology, children who feel connected to nature are overall happier human beings.  To conduct the study, researchers handed out a questionnaire to nearly 300 children between the ages of 9 and 12 in a classroom. The questions were formulated to help measure each child’s link to nature, along with their eco-friendly behaviors and level of happiness. The results showed that children who felt connected to nature — those who enjoyed hearing sounds of nature and seeing wildflowers and animals — also engaged in actions that helped others, such as recycling and saving water. These children were also more likely to say they believed in equality, and to score high on a happiness scale.  Read more....

 

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