We should always remember that we, as parents, should be good role models to our children. Our responsibilities are not only confined to their physical nourishment, but we need to also teach them how to live properly in this world. We are sometimes not aware that our children follow the things that we do. If they see that we are irresponsible in some respects, they will grow up irresponsible in these respects also. But if we show ourselves as role models, then they would see us doing the good things, and they would follow suit. 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. If you don’t have a clue how to help your children be compassionate, caring, and earth-loving people, below are some ideas on how to get you started.
Offsetting your carbon footprint is one of the things that you can do. Carbon emissions come from driving a car, travelling often, or if you have a business that have a load of this, what you can do is to calculate your footprint and 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. There are websites which will make you donate for a tree planting project. Getting involved in charity is another way of offsetting it. There are a lot of other options.
Buying local products from ethical companies is another thing you can do. This will put your money in the right places and not to people who damage the world and not pay their taxes. Supporting local industries can also support and change the environment. The If Gufo children’s clothing is one good example of a product that only makes use of natural fibers. This company is a purely ethical one.
If you can walk to the place you need to go to, then walk instead of using your car. Money savings, good health, and reduction of carbon emissions are the benefits of walking. Encouraging children to walk will fight laziness in them. This will help them not to keep on relying on a car to go 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.