I’ve always thought of my two boys as “all-weather” kids. Outdoors, they don’t complain. They’re nicer to each other. They just seem… happier.
I’m not projecting wishful thinking on my kids. In fact a lot of studies have shown that being outside helps us be happier. Just watching birds outside might reduce anxiety and depression. But nature also has a lot to teach. From building observation skills to problem solving to gaining confidence, the outdoors can help kids gain important life skills.