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. Our responsibilities are not only confined to their physical nourishment, but we need to also teach them how to live properly in this world. 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. If we are good role models as parents, then we can almost be sure that our children will grow up to be decent adults. What we can do is to train our children properly in the way they behave in this world and this can greatly help to make changes in the world. Below are some things you can do to have your children grow up to be compassionate, caring, earth loving people.
One of the things that you can do is to offset your carbon footprint. Calculate your carbon footprint from carbon emissions that come from your car, from traveling often or from your business, and then try to offset it. If you only have minimal emission, then a good way to offset that is to plant trees in your garden or in the community forest. If you have a high carbon footprint, you can visit websites that help people on the proper way of offsetting that. There are websites which will make you donate for a tree planting project. One of the things they would ask you is to get yourself involved in charity. There are a lot of other options.
Another thing you can do to help is to buy local products from ethical companies. The good thing about this is the your money is going to the right people, and not to those who harm the world and not pay their taxes. If you want to support and help the environment, then you should support your local industries. One good example is the Il Gufo children’s clothing that only make use of natural fibers in their products. This is a good company because they are a purely ethical one.
If you are going to a place that is just near, why don’t you just walk, instead of using your car? 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 public transport is available, it is one good alternative to driving.
There are many who need blood, and if you want to impact these people’s lives, what you can do is to donate blood. You will never know whose life you can save with your blood donation.