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how to teach your child to be eco-friendly

Teaching our children to be eco-friendly ought to be each + every parents goal. The Earth is the only one we’ve got after all, + judging from its current state, what with all the disasters + calamities brought about by nature destruction and global warming, it needed all the help it can get, + yes, even from little children. More importantly from little children as they will be the ones to inherit our planet + will be in-charge to take care of it when it is time.

So how do we teach them how to love + care for our planet at an early age, again? Here are a few tips I have in mind:

  • As with all the other knowledge we would like to impart on our children, the best way to teach them is to live by example. Be an eco-conscious mum + it will soon rub on your little on in no time
  • Expose your child to the beauty of nature by bringing him to parks and zoos, + beaches, too, + let him revel in the beautiful gifts of nature that surrounds him
  • This early, you can teach him not to be a litter bug, by showing him how to always put his litter on a trash bin. When on the road + there is not a bin in sight, tell him that you can keep the candy wrappers in your bag until you reach home or until you find the nearest trash can
  • Buy him eco-friendly toys + tell him why it is important to do this. If given the chance, you can also buy him school stuffs made from recycled materials. It will also be a good idea to purchase one of those Plantable Wedding Invitations or those Eco-Friendly Wedding Invitations + other eco-friendly products for your own use,whenever the need arises

Remember that a child’s mind is like a sponge + the best way to mold them into the kind of person we want them to be is now! It might take loads of repetition + reminding, but bear in mind that the lessons they will learn now are the ones they will carry all throughout their adult life, so better start early with teaching them how to be nature lovers + eco-warriors!

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By mumwrites

is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.

10 replies on “how to teach your child to be eco-friendly”

we really should edify our young ones the importance of using eco-friendly products, their schools should also work with us hand in hand by inserting a campaign because they spent most of the day in school :)

i agree, schools also play a very important role in shaping the character of our children, that they should also educate them about being eco-friendly :)

I have small pots where the kids could grow their herbs….does that count? I also make sure they know how to sort the trash, and make them pick the tiniest speck that they’d accidentally throw somewhere :D Strict ini! ;)

that counts for a hundred points, sis! :D one of my ultimate wishes is to be able to plant herbs in a garden of my own…so strict, but that is okay, a great habit they can carry for when they were older…way to go, sis! :)

i’m so ashamed. i’ve never been a good example to my kid. but what i lack in that department, i make up for it by showing how much i love them in so many other ways…=) hehe.

it is never too late to educate them about being green sis, + i think taking them to travels is one great way of teaching them how to appreciate nature, too! so go give yourself a pat on the back + another one for being a very loving mother to pretty Gwen + her kuya :)

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