Friday, April 22, 2005

Every day is an Earth Day! So why celebrate its 35th anniversary on 22nd April? Hundreds of thousands of nongovernmental organizations, governments, teachers, and faith-based groups, among others, are making plans to declare that they are part of something extraordinary: a worldwide movement to protect our planet, our children, and our future. This year, Earth Day Network’s theme is "Protect Our Children and Our Future."

Apart from the above Q & A Column, Young Environmentalists E Magazine's online Environmental Resource for cool kids and young adults. Earth Beat offers News and views for sustainable World and kids can sign up for monthly e newsletter. The nationally syndicated column Earth Talk for Young readers has weekly
Q & A on environmental issues. They even have Facts at a glance but the best part is that they have Contests and Awards for kids. More Environmental themes for kids and sure, if you are eco conscious, here's a place for you! If you have an Environmental related question, raise it and your voice is heard!

Earth Talk Q & A by Doug Moss & Tips to Save Environment @

- Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor, Kidsfreesouls
When you squeeze an orange, you get an orange juice because that’s what inside. The very same principle is true about kids. When guardians nurture their talents and bring out the best in them, what comes out is what’s their deep driving desire is!

Creativity flourishes in a free, pleasant environment and is an inborn inner will of acceptance for an activity to perform that needs motivation. Come Summer and it's time to 'Spoon feed Creativity' and boost up the confidence in the child. The 'push n pull' method applied by many parents to get them 'hooked up' to a particular Activity of their choice lets the kid inferior. Kids have their own mental capabilities and pushing them too much forth burdened with many activities at a time, make them only indecisive. Confidence comes with an attitude gearing ahead with appreciation, praise and clear mindset. Each child has own ways of learning and flowering to bloom in his own pace. Some are slow branded whereas some are fast learners. Each kid has “developmental schedules” and they represent what the large majority of children are able to do at a particular age. Kids only require the right-guided direction, motivation and encouragement. All cannot afford the vitamin 'M' too and its no use following a 'Herd Mentality' to make the kid engage to acquire skills at a Summer Coaching camp just because other kids do so. Parental Influence plays a big role, after all!

-Blossomsmile ilaxi