Richard Louv's Vitamin N should find its place in the list of essential vitamins! If we stress a connection to the natural environment . . . we can lessen the lifelong effects of a stressful childhood, including depression, obesity, behavior problems, drug use, and risk-taking behavior.Mary Brown, MD, past board member of the American Academy of Pediatrics
This book is an absolute must-read for parents.Review for THE LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS
The Boston Globe
Louv proclaims the many advantages of reconnecting with nature, both for children and adults, in an insightful and practical guide chock full of inspirational advice... This important new book provides the tools to reclaim the wonders and health benefits of nature.
Vitamin N [is] a cheerfully pragmatic, can-do manual on parenting. Louv offers 500 simple, creative strategies for getting kids outdoors and creating a lasting connection with the natural world... We must create a nature-filled world, starting now-in our families, neighborhoods, and communities.
One of the 3 best reasons to go outdoors
A unique guide to connecting children with nature