How to Leave a Good Example to our Children
We should always remember that we, as parents, should be good role models to our children. We are not only responsible to give them a healthy life, but we are also responsible to make sure they grow up knowing the right things to do. Since they look up to us, our children will follow what they see us to. If they see that we are irresponsible in some respects, they will grow up irresponsible in these respects also. But if children grow up seeing their parents as good role models at home and everywhere they go, they will also be the same. Children start their learning at home, and if we want to make changes in this world, it has to start at home, through our example before our children. Below are some things you can do to have your children grow up to be compassionate, caring, earth loving people.
You can offset your carbon footprint, which is one great thing you can do. When you drive, travel, or your business can be emitting carbon in the atmosphere, then what you can do is to calculate this and try to offset it. A minimal output can be offset by planting trees in your garden or in the community forest. You can visit websites that advice on ways to offset your carbon footprint, if you have a high output. Some ask for donations for tree planting for a sustainability project. Getting involved in charity is another way of offsetting it. There are other options that you can find if you visit these websites.
Another thing you can do to help is to buy local products from ethical companies. This will put your money in the right places and not to people who damage the world and not pay their taxes. By supporting your local industries it can help support and change the environment. One good example is the Il Gufo children’s clothing that only make use of natural fibers in their products. This is a purely ethical company.
Try walking to the place you need to go to if it is just near, instead of using your car all the time. Money savings, good health, and reduction of carbon emissions are the benefits of walking. If you encourage your children to walk, it will fight laziness in them. They will then not always be relying on a car to bring them places. If you want an alternative to driving and not walk, then use public transport.
You can directly impact someone’s life by donating blood. You will never know whose life you can save with your blood donation.