Showing your child how to be sustainable in the home will promote positive attitudes in the home and direct them to a better way of living. It’s also a duty of care for parents to invoke actions that will benefit their future world.
Here are some key ways to raise your child the right way with advice from this prep school in Bristol.
Day trips outdoors
Having the chance for your child to go outside and explore the outside world will show them how precious the trees, plants and wildlife around us are. There’s also a lot for children to learn from the world by going on walks to the beach, in the woods or in their local park.
It gives them the chance to see and hear lots of different sounds and smell many new smells as well. But it can also give them perspective on how the world has changed because of global warming and what families can do to be more environmentally friendly at home.
Show them how recycling works
There’s usually rubbish to sort at the end of each day – this can be the perfect opportunity to give your child a lesson in how to sort out the recycling.
Depending on your council, you can divide your recycling into plastics, cardboard and paper, glass and metal. Thankfully they appear in different bins and you can even make it a game for your children, as well as showing them how recycling impacts the environment.
Take part in local activities
Litter picking is a very rewarding activity for children as they can see how much rubbish is often swept away.
Give them a list to write about the rubbish they find and see what they find. Making it a game for them will give them motivation to work harder and do their own part for improving their local area bit by bit.