Roger Mercer: Here’s how to involve children in gardening

The Jacksonville Daily News – Roger Mercer

Many children spend far more time in front of TVs, computers or phones than they do getting exercise. Your daughter might be far more capable physically than you expect. Let her try, then pitch in when the going gets too tough for her. In addition to fitness and togetherness, gardening should provide your child a chance to enjoy success in nurturing other living things. Qualities the child will develop might include keenness of observation, appreciation of plants and insects, and capacity to become increasingly responsible by reaping the pleasure and rewards of responsible behavior.

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