It's just that simple - plant a tree! Use this experience to honor a loved one. Teach your child about the many functions of trees and how they benefit our environment. Be sure to include a basic botany lesson -- how the roots will help the tree to drink water, how the leaves soak up the sun to help the tree grow. You might also want to educate ...(read more)
Gather the family and visit a nearby recycling plant. Be sure to call ahead to make arrangements for a guided tour. Help prepare and educate your child on recycling by checking out relevant books at your library and reading them together in preparations for your tour. Be sure to incorporate this lesson into your home life, too. Kids love looking for the recycling numbers on the bottom of ...(read more)
Get the whole family together to do some spring cleaning - outdoors! Visit a park or lake nearby and spend an hour or two picking up trash in the area. Teach your child about litter, appropriate places to put trash, keeping our world clean, and recycling. Be sure to take a trash bag and to bring gloves for the whole family!(read more)
Being Savvy Today
The Sticky Topic of Halloween Candy
The topic of Halloween candy is so sticky for parents that I address it in all of my books. Here's what I said in Your Child's Weight: Helping Without Harming Chapter 4, ''Help without harming with food selection.'' ''Treat candy the same way you do other sweets.