When a little dirt is a good thing for kids. . .
Hi friends, today’s parenting tip is last week’s column (which we didn’t get a chance to post over the weekend.)
As I noted in a study I posted last week, it seems we don’t do our kids any favors when we so overprotect them from germs and dirt that their immune systems have nothing to do – and get out of practice. That may be one reason why rates of allergies in kids have skyrocketed.
But is bubble-wrapping our kids and keeping them “safe” from germs just one way in which we over protect them — that isn’t healthy? I think so!