"The path to becoming a wild child starts with being a wonder kid" (p.169). According to Sampson, a "wild child" shares a deep connection with nature and people. Doing so requires adult mentors for guidance. Largely building on Richard Louv's landmark Last Child in the Woods (2005), Sampson's book offers ten specific "secrets" for instilling a deep longing for nature in today's digital generation.
Generously interspersed with anecdotes about raising his daughter, Jade, Sampson attempts to provide parents with practical tips for helping children from an early age through adolescence love the great outdoors—admittedly a challenge for a "screen-addicted" generation.
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