Teach Your Children About the Importance of Water

The Flow of Water

Water is essential for life on the Planet, we all know this, water holds a very special place for us for that very reason. Some of us fish, some of us surf, some own a boat, some of like water features near our homes, some own swimming pools, but all of us drink water. Perhaps there are serious supply issues where you are? Perhaps, there are filtration needs, upgrades to sewer plants, perhaps you are in a part of the world with no such facilities?

The Flow of Water is ranked near the top, because without water you have no civilization at all. If one were to travel to every city in this nation you would be able to tell each time when you are coming to where a city might be located simply by the way the terrain is formed and where water might flow. The towns are all built near water. These towns were originally connected by dirt roads, then the railroad connected the towns near water to fill up the steam engines, then they build the highways connecting the cities. But it all started with a river, creek, lake or well. Water determines, where and how we live. Why is the flow of water so important to our lives? Well, we are all familiar with the cycle of water. The evaporation, rain and then the long flow back to the ocean.

http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/kids/cycle.html .

There is not a shortage of water on this little blue planet; from what we can see with 2/3 of the Earth's Surface covered with it. However 97.2% of the water is salt water in the oceans. We need fresh water to drink and sustain life. There are tremendous amounts of frozen fresh water in the polar ice caps. There is actually more water in the atmosphere than in all the rivers. About nine times as much fresh water in the lakes than atmosphere; there is lots of ground water at about 95% of the fresh water is in the ground. There is as much water between 1 half mile to 1 mile from the surface as there is deep lying ground water which is more than a mile underground. This table will help you understand the situation better.

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0004674.html

There is not a shortage of water in the world. There is merely a problem with its salinity and distribution to various regions such as deserts, often mankind has triumphed over these issues, often he has not. The flow of water affects everything we do. Where we live and work. What we eat and how we play. The flow of water is one of the most important flows of life on the surface of the Planet and has more to do with the evolution of life on Earth than nearly every other factor. Life seems to have begun in the shallow water and expanded into all depths and areas of the oceans. Life on land grows best where water is plentiful. These basic facts should be taught to all children and teens in school. Here is a basic course outline:

http://www.utm.edu/departments/ed/cece/seventh/7I3.shtml

This will teach kids to understand the issues and conserve the fresh water supply. Children should be taught to conserve and respect water. How we use it, treat it, divert it and how it brings us life, food, transportation and beauty.

"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs

In The News:


TMZ.com

Fergie I've Got a Handle On Single Parenting
TMZ.com
Fergie is successfully juggling motherhood and career ... by bringing her little man to work with her. Fergie was at a NYC radio station Monday morning holding on to her son, Axl Jack, who's been going back and forth between mom and dad. Josh Duhamel ...

and more »

Parenting and the Synagogue
HuffPost
Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year and it comes rife with all the feelings the secular New Year comes with- feelings of renewal and of fresh starts and of “this year will be different”. As I sat (briefly) in synagogue, the tunes of my childhood ...


NRToday.com

Avoid helicopter parenting
NRToday.com
Helicopter parenting may seem like parents are simply being overprotective, but such an approach might have a serious impact. Many therapists say that parents need to get over being overly involved; otherwise, they risk potential psychological damage ...


NOLA.com

A little PG-13 parenting advice, from one fed-up New Orleans man
NOLA.com
Eddie Lee Johnson smiles as he poses next to a hand-lettered sign he created to ward off pesky kids in his neighborhood on the edge of Mid-City. Eddie Lee Johnson smiles as he poses next to a hand-lettered sign he created to ward off pesky kids in his ...


Foster parenting course to start
The Hutchinson News
Saint Francis Community Services will begin a ten-week course for those interested in exploring foster parenthood. The program is free of charge and the first class is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 26, at 501 N. Monroe St. More than 60 Reno County ...


Hollywood Reporter

Pamela Adlon Jokes About Parenting: "IF—ed Up" Until My Daughters Were 8
Hollywood Reporter
In real life, paparazzi have had a field day catching the actress' teen daughter Odessa's tender moments, hand-holding with new beau Jaden Smith. Teens can be a handful. Just ask Better Things co-creator and Emmy-nominated star Pamela Adlon.


PARENTING: Manage your time well
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
It happens to the best of us. You didn't mean it. You bumped into an old friend at the grocery store. It was such a surprise and she had so many amazing things to say. You lost track of time. But then suddenly, right in the middle of her fascinating ...


Temple Daily Telegram

Doctor offers advice to help make parenting EASY
Temple Daily Telegram
To paraphrase recent political comments about healthcare, whoever knew that parenting could be so complicated? Like successful business leaders, parents have to analyze their child's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. They need to ...


TVOvermind

Growing up Supermodel: Five Parenting Lessons the Show Teaches Us
TVOvermind
Who knew that some of the world's top supermodels could not only work the runway, but also offer up quite a few parenting tips? Now, we know they can, thanks to one of Lifetime's newest shows, Growing Up Supermodel. The show follows seven celebrity ...


Washington Post

Parenting books won't end your anxiety. Here's what to do instead ...
Washington Post
Q: As a general rule, I manage my parenting anxiety by not reading parenting books. It's too much contradictory information, and I get nuts about it. I've found that ...

and more »
Google News

Encourage Your Children Potential By Your Modeling

All responsible parents would want to support their children, find... Read More

Children?s Birthday Party Planning: When and When Not to Have a Big Party

Age 1: Invite only family members and close friends only... Read More

Vehicle Safety - Following Simple Vehicle Safety Tips Can Reduce Auto Accidents and Injuries

Child Car Seat Safety:We know you love your children, but... Read More

Build Character Now! Practical Tools for Busy Parents

"To educate a person in mind and not in morals... Read More

Public School Sex-Education Classes --- Bad News For Parents and Children

One of parents' most important duties is to protect their... Read More

Parents/Teens and Money ? 5 Ideas for Keeping the Peace

Children and teenagers are relentlessly bombarded with merchandise that entices.... Read More

New Mom...New Baby...New Debt?

Ah, there is nothing like being an expectant mom. Along... Read More

Just Average

What do you mean average? Not good? Just doing good... Read More

25 Things That Matter When Relating To Our Children (Leaving A Legacy Of Love To Those We Love)

In my opinion, these things matter...1. Enjoying childlike delights before... Read More

Water Hazards For Young Children

Unfortunately each year many young children drown in swimming pools,... Read More

Naming Your Baby Is Part of The Challenge of Being a Parent

Baby names are as diverse as the people to whom... Read More

Parental Internet Control Tips

The Internet is one of the greatest inventions of all... Read More

13 Ways to Spend Time with Your Teenage Daughter

The older my daughter gets the more it's sinking in... Read More

Growing Good People

At age seven months in the womb, humans begin language... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: What to Do When Your Teen Feels Left Out

On a recent Saturday evening, I noticed a young teen-age... Read More

Over-Indulgence And Over-Attentiveness - Two Dangers Parents Must Avoid!

We're all familiar with the over-indulgent parent. But there's another... Read More

10 Reasons Why You Need to Ditch the Super Mom Syndrome

For any of you Moms out there that are doing... Read More

Childhood Obesity & Parents Healthy Food Confusion

Many parents struggle to know which foods are healthy for... Read More

March of the Penguins - A Fun Learnig Tool

Everyone loves penguins. And now, everyone has a chance to... Read More

Discipline

Discipline is a necessary part of parenting yet it makes... Read More

The Courage to Be a Loving Parent

Most of us really don't like it when someone is... Read More

Girls Gone Mild

Voices!So many voices crying out for adherence and so many... Read More

6 Great Freebie Resources for Parents of Twins & Multiple Births

A sure way to double the joys of parenthood is... Read More

Mothers Day Tribute

As Mother's Day approaches I would like to give a... Read More

Couch Potatoes Beware!

It's no surprise that the self-image and self-esteem of overweight... Read More