Dec 28, 2011
Biophilia and Parenting
Biophilia is a theory by E.O. Wilson (as I understand it) that suggests that we are not whole when we are separated from the natural world. Have been thinking about it lots with all the Richard Louv I've read in the last couple of months.
I shouldn't be surprised. I mean, when you think about it a bit, what 6 year old WOULD want to go somewhere they would be told "be quiet and don't move", no matter what the reward for such behavior? Fair enough.
Get outside with your kids!
Also, this is on a totally different wavelength, but I think it's such a good article that I'm going to mention it here. Read THIS if you have a young girl (daughter, niece, etc.) in your life that you "parent" (whatever that means to you). (It concerns the sexualizing of kids' toys.)
Posted by Rob Kristoff at 8:27 PM