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That headline goes out to all of other parents out there who have or had kids who were “dirt eaters,” This report might explain some things:

A walk through the woods may do wonders for easing anxiety and learning new tasks, according to new research.

Microbiologists at The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York, found that feeding a bacteria that is commonly found in soil had a powerful effect on mice trying to figure out how to get through a complex maze. It also eased their anxiety.

Of our three kids only one ever had a “dirt” phase. That was actually an improvement from the “poop” phase…

Thankfully he’s past both of those phases.

Now, I kid you not, it’s a “grass” phase…

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