Friday, June 25, 2010

Tips for Parents

I mentioned before that Pres. Obama had a Fathers Day message that referred people to That site provides these tips:
Take Time to Be a Dad Today Tips
Experience the joy of reading without the cost of buying books. Visit your community library and get a card for each member of your family. Help your children select a variety of age-appropriate books you can borrow and read together.

Watch a game on television with your children. Cheer for your favorite team and chat about the plays. Mute the commercials and use those minutes to talk about what’s going on in your lives. ...

Bake a cake, cupcakes, or cookies with your children. Following directions and measuring ingredients help improve children’s reading and math skills. What a sweet way for children to learn while spending time with you.

Green Dads Tips
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime. You can save up to eight gallons of water a day.

Many electronic devices and appliances use power even when they're switched off or not in use. You can save money and energy by unplugging items when they aren’t being used. ...

Buy compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs, which last about 5 years and use less energy. Switching just one standard bulb to a CFL can help you reduce your electricity bill by as much as 75 cents per month.
I hope this web site helps someone, but it seems like a big joke to me.

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