when kids know best

They are inheriting the planet of their parents and grandparents, so it’s only natural that children are vigilant when it comes to protecting it. A recent NY Times article reports on the experiences of modern day parents in the aptly titled, “Pint-Size Eco-Police, Making Parents Proud and Sometimes Crazy.”

In Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Jan Schmidt, a stay-at-home mother, and Mark Goetz, a professor of furniture design, have watched, amazed, as their 4-year-old son chastises them for letting the water run while they brush their teeth. “He’ll come over and turn it off and say, ‘Every day is Earth Day,’ ” Ms. Schmidt said. “He learned it at school.”

Read the full NYT article.

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