Parenting Tip-The Great Outdoors 7/18/17

Parenting Tip-The Great Outdoors 7/18/17

In our busy lives, most adults are unaware that there are great numbers of studies being done that link healthier living to being in and among nature and forests.

Scientific evidence is pointing to the conclusion that children who spend time playing near trees are less stressed out then children who are always indoors.

I can buy that. I think most of us can.

We have a wood and wetlands near our house that allowed our kids to take a break from their video games and enjoy the benefits of looking for turtles and frogs and taking walks among God’s creation.

So this Tip is to simply say, “Let’s encourage our kids to get outside, be active and discover what God has for them in His great nature.”

Healthier parenting. Healthier kids. Healthier living.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalms 96:11-12 (NIV)

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:7-10 (NIV)