Squelch the Urge to Squash

Flyby Sarah at ProgressiveKid

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be
judged by the way its animals are treated.”

—Mahatma Gandhi

Most bugs in our homes are not harmful. Why kill them? Here are some good reasons not to:

  1. If you want an empathetic kid, model empathy. Empathy is not selective. It is being able to see the life connection in all living things, not just the ones you think are cute. Continue reading

Climate Change Change Begins at Home (and School)

kid hand with globeby Sarah at ProgressiveKid

A woman I know lives with her family in a house that backs up against a forest. The forest is being clear cut, a not so infrequent occurrence in this part of the country. One day, while the woman was on a business call in the house, her nine-year-old son rounded up his two younger brothers, and the three of them marched out onto the logging road and stood in front of an oncoming logging truck. Continue reading