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Last week I went as a counselor to my school’s 6th grade camp. We had a blast by the beach while learning about San Diego’s environment and habitat. Campers explored the jetty looking for sea life, and a few boys even dared each other to LICK a sea anemone! The bummer was that I had to leave my cell phone and laptop at home (gasp!), which really made me think about how digitally-dependent my family has become. During those days at camp I got to be like a kid again and live naturally.
After several days out in the fresh air and sunshine, I’ve decided to make some changes at home. It’s important to me that my children appreciate living close to nature. Along with this, they need to learn a respect for the environment and their bodies.
3 ways to teach kids to live naturally
Start a Family Garden
How cool is this idea for growing squash in a planter box?
One of the best ways to encourage kids to eat veggies is by working as a family to grow them. We started a little garden on our back patio a few weeks back.
Unfortunately, the plants got gobbled up by birds. I’ve learned a thing or two about protecting your garden from winged intruders now, so look out for a garden post soon once I get round 2 growing again!
Shop products with better-for-you ingredients
When I was at Walmart last week I came across this great sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner in the hair care section. AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner contains naturally derived cleansers and a sulfate free formula that gently cleans your hair and scalp. I like knowing what I’m putting in and on my body, and that I’m taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle. Using this digital coupon, you can get AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner for $1 off (excluding travel sizes).
Show your kids how much fun outdoor play can be
Every once in awhile it’s great to go outside and just have fun as a family. Anywhere you can find some open space, there is bound to be something you can do with your kids.
Some ideas for outdoor fun are:
- Have a water fight
- Go bird watching
- Draw with sidewalk chalk
- Blow bubbles
- Jump rope
- Visit a nature preserve
- Hunt for bugs
- Play catch
- Go on a hike
- Visit a “U-Pick” farm
- Make a bird feeder
- Collect leaves
- Make s’mores
Basically, kids of all ages will get a kick out of playing outdoor games, just because they love hanging out with their parents!
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We’re enjoying making decisions to benefit our family’s health. Doing more gardening, playing outdoors, and switching to sulfate-free products like all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® and AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner are how I create a better-for-us lifestyle for me and my family. Whenever possible, I substitute a milder/more natural ingredient for the one we were using. I love these products because they are better for our skin. I want to protect my kids from irritation and dryness, so I wash their laundry with all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS®. My AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner is better for my hair and helps with skin irritation.
Are you ready to join me in a better-for-you lifestyle and make the switch to sulfate-free products like all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® and AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner?