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  • Can Dirt Be Good For Your Kids?

    There are good things you and your kids can pick up from it. It can lead to good values, for one.
  • Activities that lead to dirty kids can actually lead to something good. It's a common misconception that children getting dirty or being messy means their parents are taking them for granted. On the contrary, it only means you, and other parents like you, give your children the freedom to grow, explore and discover everything around them. You don't have to worry about what other people say. You know that giving them the freedom to go down and get dirty yeilds more positive results that negative ones. You know that dirt can be good! For one, it can yield to positive values for kids.

    Watch this social experiment video conducted by Breeze to see how moms have been convinced to #seethegood behind the dirt. Thousands of moms were touched by the video, with most commenting about how it has changed their perspective about dirt. The video has over 700,000 views on Youtube and 4.3 million views on Facebook!

    Still not convinced?

    In Why Dirt is Good, Microbiology and Immunology instructor Mary Ruebush wrote, "The typical human probably harbors some 90 trillion microbes. The very fact that you have so many microbes of so many different kinds is what keeps you healthy most of the time." In other words, being too clean is not healthy. So the next time you see your kids with a muddy stain on their shirt or dirty shoes, don't panic. A little dirt actually does a bit of good. You can easily remove stains on clothes by using cleaning aids with superior stain removal properties like Breeze. There's an opportunity for higher learning in letting your children play with their classmates after school, encouraging them to try a sport, or allowing them to get their hands dirty, so to speak. They become bright, well-rounded, and generally happy people.

    Not all bacteria are bad for the health. According to Tufts Medical Center Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Dr. Joel V. Weinstock, "Children raised in an ultra-clean environment are not being exposed to organisms that help them develop appropriate immune regulatory circuits." He and other health researchers believe that there are many kinds of bacteria and viruses that are beneficial to developing a healthy immune system. "Children should be allowed to go barefoot in the dirt, play in the dirt," he recommended. So stop worrying if your kids take off their shoes at the playground or run around barefoot down the street. There are good bacteria he could benefit from!



This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Breeze.