Children

How to Teach Kids About Climate Change

January 29, 2014 0 Comments
How to Teach Kids About Climate Change

Q: Do you have any tips for explaining global warming and other complex environmental problems to my kids? Children today may be more eco-savvy than ever, but we still need advice on how to teach kids about climate change. Luckily there are many resources available to help parents teach their kids how to understand the […]

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Rises in Early Puberty May Have Environmental Roots

September 17, 2013 0 Comments
Rises in Early Puberty May Have Environmental Roots

Q: Is it true that American kids are going through puberty earlier today than in previous generations, and are there any environmental causes for this? Research indicates that indeed Americans girls and boys are going through puberty earlier than ever, though the reasons are unclear. Many believe our widespread exposure to synthetic chemicals is at […]

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Is There a Connection Between Asthma and Traffic Pollution?

January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is There a Connection Between Asthma and Traffic Pollution?

Q: Is it true that asthma cases in children often correlate to living close to roads and all the associated pollution-spewing traffic? Living near a roadway certainly does exacerbate asthma, especially for kids. To wit, a recent study by the University of Southern California (USC)—the most comprehensive by far to date on this topic—found that […]

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Are Pesticides Making Our Children Sicker Than Ever?

December 31, 2012 0 Comments
Are Pesticides Making Our Children Sicker Than Ever?

Q: Is it true that children are sicker today than they were a generation ago and that pesticides have played a major role? It’s impossible to say with certainty that our modern reliance on pesticides is directly causing more of our children to get sick more often, but lots of new research points in that […]

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How Can I Limit My Child’s Exposure To Advertising & Marketing?

April 1, 2012 0 Comments
How Can I Limit My Child’s Exposure To Advertising & Marketing?

Q: Are all the commercial messages kids are bombarded with today having any noticeable negative effects? And if so what can a concerned parent like me do to limit my child’s exposure to advertising and marketing? No doubt, marketers are hard at work targeting our children with their messages and creating young demand for their […]

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Can You Care For Children & Care For The Environment At The Same Time?

January 11, 2012 4 Comments
Can You Care For Children & Care For The Environment At The Same Time?

A while back, I was having a conversation with friends who have two small children, both under 5 years old. We were discussing how difficult it is to raise the children, what with both of them working full-time. I don’t have kids myself, but I can empathize with just how busy their life is. Somehow […]

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