Exploring Holistic Alternatives

Families practicing: Alternative & Natural Health; Attachment and Mindful Parent

My 6 year old told me the other day that "recycling isn't good for the environment". That comment was pretty much blasphemy in our household since we are avid recyclers. I asked her what she meant. She elaborated by saying, " well, in order to recycle you need to use a lot of water to clean the stuff and then trucks have to use gas to take the stuff to be recycled, and then you use electricity to run the machines that recycle the stuff". I agreed with her. She went on "but if we RE-USE the stuff we only have to use water to clean it, that's way better than recycling!" I was very impressed with her understanding of energy conservation and the amount of thought she put into coming up with her theory. I guess she does listen to me!

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Comment by Karen Davis on November 13, 2008 at 9:39am
We like to think through these things at our house, too, which is why my version of holistic often looks quite different from someone else's. My kids regularly make comments that get me thinking back through my ideas.
Comment by Karen Shattuck on October 13, 2008 at 10:55am
That is Great!
Comment by Swati on October 1, 2008 at 8:42pm
i agree with Cara and Laura..... kids can surprise us with their thoughts .... they can be truly mature than most adults .
Comment by Laura Anne Farley on September 21, 2008 at 10:25pm
What a great comment from a 6 yr old!!

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