One way to ensure the planet continues to support human life for as long as possible is to teach future generations how to embrace eco-friendly living. The great news is that such lessons all start at home. By teaching kids how to care for the planet you can ensure they sustain Earth’s valuable resources while also living much healthier lives. Here are a few ways in which you can raise your kid’s sense of eco-consciousness.
Recycling is the process of converting items that would ordinarily be thrown away and transforming them into new products. Recycling can easily be incorporated at home by placing a separate recycling bin in a convenient location, such as in the kitchen so that children can practice separating out their garbage from recyclables like paper, plastics, glass and aluminum. Children will enjoy the responsibility of separating their trash while also taking care of their planet and parents can take pride in imbibing a lifestyle that prioritizes such eco-friendly behaviors.
There are a lot of products that we buy for our homes. From cleaning supplies to cosmetics to food, people are constantly buying new products to bring home to their families. Unfortunately, not many people think about whether or not the products they're buying are eco-friendly. In today's society, not only are eco-friendly products better for the environment, but they can be better for our health too. So with that in mind, here are a few tips to help you choose eco-friendly products next time you're out shopping.
First, it's a good idea to think about how the product was made. And seeing as how the 2016 West Rock Consumer Insights Study found that 45% of consumers have chosen a certain product because the packaging was environmentally friendly, more people are starting to care about how products are made. This can include thinking about the life cycle of the item, including the materials it's made from, how it was made, how durable it is, and whether or not it can be recycled. This can be difficult to do sometimes because some products may be eco-friendly in one way but not another. Overall, it's important to use your best judgment and try to pick the most eco-friendly product as possible.
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The list of benefits to taking a vacation does not typically include saving the environment -- or even being nice to it. Even though there are many forms of travel that range in eco-friendliness, the only way to be 100% sure you're not hurting the environment on your trip is to simply not go at all.
Travel can be very polluting when factoring in the different aspects of the trip. From the method of transportation used to how much you pack are all components of the overall carbon footprint you'll leave behind.
However, on the scale of no pollution to a lot of pollution, there are ways that you can manage to stay on the greener side of travel. An assortment of travel choices and various states of mind can show you the best way to travel green for your mindset.
"The Enviro-Matrix" is a guide to help you balance your trip between eco-friendly decisions and the amount of effort you put into it. The grid is split into four subsections, with the vertical axis scaling how green your choice is while the horizontal axis scales how difficult they would be. Using this matrix to help you figure out the greenest possible way to travel would be a beneficial tool to having an eco-friendly trip.
When you experience physical pain, every aspect of your life may be affected. Whether it's a simple headache or debilitating chronic pain, pain can affect your ability to go about your day as normal and spend time with your family. In fact, 59% of people who suffer from chronic pain say their pain has an impact on their overall enjoyment of life. Because of the negative impacts, pain can have on a parent's life, it's important to find healthy ways to manage it. But instead of reaching for a bottle of painkillers, consider trying some of these natural pain management options instead.
Acupuncture is one alternative treatment for pain that is getting recommended more and more often. Studies have found it to be effective for managing pain from conditions like osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and injuries. One of the best things about this treatment option is that if it doesn't work, there are no harmful side effects or addiction risks, so there's no harm in trying.
Some experts believe that stress reduction is key to managing pain. Because stress can cause additional physical pain, making current pain even worse, it's important for those who suffer from pain to ensure they're managing their stress levels. Yoga, music therapy, relaxation therapy, and a number of other techniques can be helpful in managing stress and, in turn, physical pain.
With the negative side effects and risk of addiction that come with using prescription painkillers, many people are turning to nature for help in relieving their pain. People are often surprised with how helpful plant-based pain management options can be.
Intentional Conscious Parenting brings you life lessons and quotes from the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama's Advice For Children of All Ages
We are going to get straight to the point. Each word in this book is purposely chosen with the Dalai Lama's message about love, compassion, and living our lives from a place of no judgment.
When the Dalai Lama communicates, it comes from a place of love, that's what makes this simplistic book so profound. You can't help but feel it when you read it.
A true message of unification about raising the vibration of the whole to show the oneness of us all. We truly are all the same inside and out.
If you are wanting a tool to help teach your children how to grow up into kind, tolerant and loving adults, this is the perfect children's book to add to your conscious parenting book collection.
Review by Stacy Toten and Carol Lawrence, Intentional Conscious Parenting
The Dalai Lama’s advice for children of all ages is available on Amazon, in English, French and Spanish.
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Each year, cold and flu season sends parents into a frenzy. With the average child coming down with between six and 10 colds each year, there's a slim chance your child won't make it through the year without being sick at least once. Being in tight quarters at school with kids who don't always have the best hygiene practices makes it far too easy to spread germs. But if your child comes home feeling under the weather, it's important to be able to tell the difference between a cold and a fever. Luckily, there are distinct differences between a regular cold and the flu.