Becoming a parent means your priorities in life change, some things that were not of particular importance or interest to you become paramount and some things that caused you great worry in the past simply fall by the waste side.
Conservation of the earth is a potent subject in a world very quickly running out of fossil fuels and living under a diminishing Ozone layer. Global warming is one of the world’s biggest threats and although we all know about the warnings and many of us are a lot more pro-active about recycling etc. than were may have been even ten years ago, a lot of the time conservation of the environment may not be at the forefront of many people’s mind on a day to day basis.
For many people, this is something that changes when they become a parent. The worst thing imaginable would be a future in which our children or grandchildren could not survive – thanks to the mess we have left the planet in.
This thought has inspired a whole generation of more environmentally concerned children based on the love and care passed down from concerned parents. If you want your children to have a brighter outlook, you need to teach them about the environmentalism today so they have the tools to combat problems in the future.
The first thing to do is to educate them. Teach your children about the dangers of not being environmentally responsible and why it is important to look after the planet. You don’t have to be preachy about it, in fact if you are, your children are far less likely to listen.
You have to make sure your point is engaging to them so why not create activities around being green. Getting back to nature is a great start. Explain to your children why nature is important, if you instill good habits in your children when they are younger they are much more likely to carry them to adulthood.
Try to explain to your children that one day there will be no more coal or oil and attempt to glorify use of wind farms and solar panels and explain the rudimentary workings of renewable energy. Remember, the best thing you can do for your child is to lead by example so make sure you always recycle, you use less energy in the house as possible and do your part for the environment every day to ensure a better future for all of the children.