Green Parenting

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These Families Experienced Unthinkable Natural Disasters Because of Climate Change and the Psychological Aftermath Is Tremendous

As states continue to face record-breaking climate events, families navigate the anxiety these new weather patterns bring. While experts say viral diseases like COVID-19 could be the latest effect of the earth's warming, we can learn from four families who have survived natural disasters and came out stronger together.

Latino Children Are Affected the Worst by Air Pollution, but Parents Are Fighting Back

More than 40 percent of us live in an area plagued by air pollution. The group affected more than others? Latino children. This is why—and what’s being done about it.

A Real Mom's Guide to Going Green

You carry a reusable water bottle, take public transit, and recycle like a boss. But is there more you could be doing? We challenged one mom to step up her eco-game with help from a sustainability expert. Get inspired by what she learned.

How We Went Zero Waste as a Family

After watching a documentary about the zero-waste movement, my family and I decided to make some serious changes. Turns out, going zero waste wasn't as hard as we thought.

Why We Bike Everywhere as a Family And You Can Too

I was inspired to try an electric bike after seeing other parents using them when dropping their kids off at school. Not only is it easy to do with two toddlers in tow, it's enjoyable and better for the planet.

We Downsized our Home for the Planet

We once lived in a 5,873-square-foot house with a playroom, gym, and three-car garage. But once we moved to a mountainous region on the California–Nevada border, we decided to downsize and haven't looked back since.

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I Went Vegan to Teach My Kids About the Environment

Once I read about what eating meat does to the environment, I realized going vegan was the right choice for my family.

We Moved Halfway Around the World so Our Son Could Learn How to Save It

Moving from New York City to Bali was the most daring thing my family ever did, but it taught us how to truly take care of our planet.

My Lawn is Proof of How I Avoid Exposing My Family to Chemicals

Parents magazine editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello shares how she takes precaution against environmental toxins.