With Earth Day many parents and families may be considering what they can do to begin green living. Find out how and where my family has learned to “go green” and quite often save green too! These tips, advice from pediatric expert Dr. Robert Sears and resources can help you with making simple changes to save the Earth as well as to bring about a healthier and more environmentally aware family.
20 Tips for Growing Green Children
As a parent, former teacher and “treehugger” (as my family lovingly refers to me) I have found that there are many activities and steps a family can take to go green and save green too! Use these 20 tips for saving you green, going green and teaching your children about green decisions. After reading these steps you may want to visit the Discovery Green on Recycle Saturdays to recycle your own household items. It seems a small thing, but I was so proud of my 4 year old daughter the other day when she said, “This is trash, this goes in recycling momma!” Recycling isn’t the end of a green lifestyle, but a great way to begin one.
Green Parenting Advice by Renowned Pediatrician, Author and Parent, Dr. Robert Sears
Wish you had an expert to consult about your green parenting questions? I was fortunate enough to have some time consulting a green parenting expert, pediatrician, and author. Find out his advice in this helpful interview.
Advice on Creating an Environmentally Sound and Healthy Home for Our Children by Dr. Robert Sears
What would an expert recommend to you to help you create a more environmentally friendly and healthy home environment for your family and children? Find out in this interview with pediatrician and author Dr. Robert Sears.
Books to Use or Lose when Encouraging Green Families and Children
Which books should you use or lose when teaching your children and family to be more green? Some of my reading has been a “strike” and others a “home run.” Find out which ones work for us! Find these books at your Houston area Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Best of Houston winner Katy Budget Books.
Tips for Avoiding Nature Deficit Disorder in Your Children
Do children get to enjoy the beauty and excitement of nature? Or are parents too worried about dirt, germs, and safety to allow them to explore? Find out how we encourage our children with nature and the environment. Now get out there with these tips and visit Galveston for natural and outdoor fun or one of the Texas wildlife refuges within a short driving distance of Houston.
It doesn’t really matter if you are going green to save green (money) or the environment what is important is that you take whatever steps you can to create a healthy home and outdoor environment for your family to appreciate.
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