Too often, we turn to acquiring stuff to meet our emotional, social, recreational and other needs.
This consumer-mania isn't good for our resource-stressed planet, isn't good for our family budgets and ultimately doesn't work.
We have more stuff than previous generations could have dreamed of, but we also have less leisure time, fewer friends and spend less time with our kids.
Looking for suggestions on developing family traditions around creative time together; creating communities with similar, character-based values;
nurturing kids' non-product-based identities; sharing stuff with local communities; and helping kids cultivate a resistance to the constant barrage of commercial messages.
Again, we must remind you- please do not wholesale "copy and paste" articles or other content from sites outside the SBOC. I am sure the author of your content above, Annie Leonard, would appreciate attribution for her writing. In the future, please include the proper attribution and a link to the original article.
Community- you can read Annie Leonard's full article titled "Raising Kids to Be Less Stuff-Centered" by clicking here.
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