Raising “Green” Kids

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Earth Day is approaching! I would like to thank my guest writer for the following encouraging article to help parents who would like to raise their children to be healthier and more eco-conscious.  

How to Accomplish Green Living for Kids (GUEST POST)

“Going green” has become a huge global trend over the last several years. This
new fad is becoming more and more popular as threats of global warming and
the apocalypse grow steadier each year. While many people choose green and
organic living as ways to better their health and live a better life, others have only
recently decided to switch to the natural lifestyle in order to raise their children in
a safer and more stable environment.

The question for many young parents who are trying to begin anew with a green
life is how to make this possible for their kids. It is easy to make this kind of a
change on a personal level or when dealing with mainly adults, but when children
are involved the swap is often a lot more difficult. This is because going green
involves a lot of major changes that some kids do not know how to accept or deal


A lot of younger individuals are picky and very specific in their diets and do not
want to stray from what they know. A green and natural diet often includes a lot
more vegetables and fruits than most people are used to eating and usually more
than they are willing to eat. However, the good news is that children’s minds and
habits are very malleable and can be influenced to change pretty easily.

That means that parents who want to live a green life just need to be persistent.
With enough trial and error, they should be able to implement the changes into
their children’s diets and successfully convert them to a more organic and natural


Another thing that children do not like to give up are their toys. Many parents are
concerned that these toys are plagued with chemicals and other harmful plastics
and products that are unsafe for their little ones and the Earth. Luckily, there are a lot of safe alternatives out there that are natural and green and will please choosy parents.

Plenty of organizations and companies focus solely on making all natural toys for
children. Though these toys are often quite a bit more expensive than the regular
kind, they are said to be much safer, especially for babies who tend to chew and
suck on everything within reach. So, the investment may well be worth it in order to achieve green living for children.

Other Resources

In addition to green food and toys, there are many other products out there that
are natural and organic, such as furniture, dishes, and even clothing. These
resources make it completely possible for anyone to live a green life, even with

On top of that, people can find all kinds of websites, blogs, and books that focus
on green living. There is a wealth of information out there if people know how to
find and make use of it.

Choosing Green

The choice to go green is entirely based on preference. Some people want to
prepare their bodies for whatever it may need to handle. Others are concerned
with protecting the environment and making sure they do whatever they can to
keep Earth around for as long as possible. Some simply want to be healthier and happier. Whatever the reason, green living is a very respectable decision for anyone.

Whether it is to save the world or just save themselves and their children,
people who opt for the green, organic lifestyle usually know what they are getting into.
However, when it comes to green living for children, many individuals do not
know where to turn for answers. Fortunately, there is an abundance of resources
and environmentally friendly products that can help these people succeed with

~Valerie Johnston is a health and fitness writer located in East Texas. With ambitions of one day running a marathon, writing for Healthline.com ensures she keeps up-to-date on all of the latest health and fitness news.


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