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If you care deeply about the environment, humanity's effect on the environment, and what people can do as individuals to help reduce the carbon footprint and turn back some of the damage, you probably want you child to care about these things too. However, raising a child that cares about these types of causes can be difficult because you can't simply explain the importance of the environment to a child in terms that adults would understand and expect your child to understand as well. You also can't force your children to care about anything in particular. Here are some tips for helping this process happen naturally.
If you want your children to understand how important recycling is, show them by recycling yourself. Teach them how to separate different objects into the correct recycling bins and make sure that you talk about why you are putting each item that you recycle into the specific bin. Children learn by watching you and if you make it clear that your actions are meant to be watched, they will be even more powerful.
Another action that you should be taking to help raise a child that cares about the environment is to take him or her with you on volunteering trips. These trips could be as simple as helping park volunteers pick up trash at a local playground or beach. It could be as elaborate as taking your child to a recycling facility and working with people there to make sure that they are able to dispose of their waste properly. Getting your child actively involved in helping save the environment, as well as showing him or her that this cause is important to a lot of people, will help foster s sense of community with regards to helping the environment and will make it easier for him or her to continue these habits.
3. Use Children's Books
There are tons of children's books out there that you can utilize in order to help teach your children about the environment in terms that they can understand. Many books about endangered animals will have facts at the end about how humans are threatening the animals' habitats and what people can do to help. Giving children literature that they will find interesting but is also written in terms that they will understand will help you get through to your children.
For more information, try finding a parenting class (such as one offered by Pregnancy Resources) that specializes in helping raise children that are aware of their impact on the environment and actually care.Share