SANTA FE, NM – January, 2012 – UPDATED!! Together in Nature: Pathways to a Stronger, Closer Family. C&NN has updated and re-released the pilot edition of this new tool kit—so this is the version to download and share with others. Research over the last forty years has shown that a secure parent-child attachment is an important foundation for a child’s later competence and well-being. C&NN adds the perspective of nature-based experiences as an especially rich opportunity for the kinds of parent-child interactions that promote and sustain good attachment for parents and children of all ages. This tool kit begins with a clear and helpful overview of attachment research, then offers a host of family-friendly, age-appropriate suggestions for things families can do outdoors in nature to build and maintain the kinds of parent-child relationships that best support healthy child development. C&NN Chair and co-Founder, Dr. Martha Farrell Erickson is a developmental psychologist and says, “By following a prescription for more nature experience together, families will discover a win/win situation in which both children and adults benefit as individuals, even as they are strengthening those important family bonds that all children (and adults) need.” This is a pilot version—so send us your comments and suggestions!
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