Behavioral problems? Don’t get a new medication for your teen.
Just send them outside!
Change of Pace
I am suspect of the many maladies that mental health and childcare professionals are giving names to these days. Many of these maladies might even disappear with a change in outside stimuli. And by outside I mean outside in the purest form of the word. The great outdoors!
Science affirms the healing effect on mental health by simply going outside and engaging the elements and nature. However, your digitally-addicted child may need to be forced off their computer to do it! Even one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Dr. Benjamin Rush, made this astute observation, “ Digging in the soil has a curative effect on mental illness.” Something he recognized long before the computer age.
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