Time Out For Kids

Facts

Almost all of the parents and caregivers involved in a recent study — some 94% — said they see a relationship between the amount of meaningful time adults spend with children and the way kids deal with such major issues as substance abuse and discipline. Yet the parents in approximately 3.5 million households — representing 7 million youngsters — spend an hour or less a week in some type of activity with their children such as taking a walk or playing catch.

Source: KidsPeace.org, July 30 Register illustration by Tim Rauch

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy