Mental and Behavioral Health

Welcome new member : Nature’s Path

June 30, 2015 kidsandnature Mental and Behavioral Health

FOUNDER : Jennifer Palovich   “Nature’s Paths counseling and coaching is dedicated to bringing the healing power of nature into as many lives as possible. I believe that feeling connected to nature is an integral part of over all wellness as well as critical for our society. Children are the future of our species, it […]

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Welcome New Member Becca Zak

November 17, 2014 kidsandnature Mental and Behavioral Health

Becca Zak Interpretive Naturalist Summit Metro Parks Phone: (330) 865-9065 ext. 313   As a life-long student and steward, I wish to live in harmony with my world; to make as big an intellectual impact as possible, while minimizing my ecological path of destruction. I act as an advocate for rekindling humanity’s relationship with Mother […]

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Children and Teens Forget to Make Time for Play

January 10, 2014 Site InSight Mental and Behavioral HealthParentingPhysical Activity

Children and teens are busier than ever these days. Between organized sports, music lessons, part-time jobs, and homework, its a wonder that young people have any free time at all. While society values a well-rounded and experienced young person, what are the downsides of always being on the go? Should we sign our children up […]

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The real reason kids shouldn’t watch TV

October 23, 2011 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthPhysical Activity

One of our members who is a doctor shared this great article. Of course the point the article makes about parents reading to their children is a point that could also be made about playing outdoors with their children. The Real Reason Why TV Is Bad for the Kids TV viewing compared to book reading […]

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Dr. Wendy Anderson spreads LNCI message to docs across Central Ohio

April 11, 2011 kidsandnature Mental and Behavioral HealthPhysical Activity

Dr. Anderson, who received our Leave No Child Inside award in September, was the featured speaker at “Grand Rounds” for doctors, which takes place at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She outlined the indoor childhood problem and advocated for her fellow medical professionals to spread the word about unstructured outdoor play. Here is a link to video […]

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Announcement: Brown Bag Lunch Meeting (LNCI) in Central Ohio Jan. 19 at noon

January 7, 2010 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsFundingLegislationLNCI EventsMental and Behavioral HealthNationalOctober Action ItemsParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivityStatewideUncategorized

The Leave No Child INSIDE Central Ohio Collaborative invites you to a meeting! Please come and hear updates from all the teams that formed last fall! They have been working very hard and are eager to share their progress. When: Tuesday Jan. 19 NOON – 1 p.m. Where: Westerville Public Library Cost: Free Important: Bring […]

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Study: Play Develops Social Responsibility

December 2, 2009 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthNational

Reprinted from the Peaceful Playgrounds newsletter, courtesy of member Tina Gratitude at Indianola Children’s Center: Study: “Play” Develops Social Responsibility Locally and across the nation, time for play has been increasingly squeezed out of preschool and kindergarten. The reason given is that schools, bent on raising student achievement, especially among poor and minority students. The […]

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Stimulus program: Delaware County couple hope that opening their property to others will inspire creativity

July 6, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthParentingParks and LandSpiritual and Religious

Stimulus program Delaware County couple hope that opening their property to others will inspire creativity Monday, July 6, 2009 3:32 AM By Jill Laster THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Driving recently through Delaware County, Sandra Wu and husband Ed Lawry were drawn to a sign posted in a yard on a rural, tree-lined road: “Sanctuary for the […]

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The Demise of Play in kindergarten

May 4, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthParentingStatewide

Action Alert—NYTimes coverage of the Alliance’s “Crisis in the Kindergarten” Dear friends of the Alliance, In the Sunday, May 3 edition of the New York Times Magazine Peggy Orenstein writes about the rise of testing and academics and the demise of play in kindergarten. Her article, “Kindergarten Cram,” prominently features our “Crisis in the Kindergarten” […]

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Central Ohio LNCI “Dirt Pile” Group Strategy Meeting Report!

April 1, 2009 kidsandnature DiversityEducation/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthOctober Action ItemsParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivitySpiritual and ReligiousStatewide

Central Ohio LNCI “Dirt Pile” Group Strategy Meeting Columbus Metro Parks Headquarters Thursday March 26 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Attending: Sue Alexander, Alice Hohl, Jennifer Kramer, Judi Levicoff, Betsy Loeb, Kezia Sproat Using the Alvarez diamond diagnostic tool, which balances mission, structure, resources and power, the group agreed 1. The “Dirt Pile” group mission […]

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