Parenting - values | 3-10 yrs

Caring For The Environment


“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Teaching young minds to care for their environment is one of the best things that parents can do for them. Judicious use of water, significance of recycling, conserving energy and wise use of resources are things that kids can learn while young. You can also teach them about not littering.

According to an article published in, , ‘Try to minimize the carbon-producing transportation patterns of your family. Instead of every person in the family making several trips or taking a vehicle to their respective destinations every day, make use of public transportation or carpooling.’

Other ways you can teach your kid about eco-friendly living is through example. Kids first and foremost learn about green and clean living from their parents. Use of non-toxic cleaners at home, turning off lights and appliances when not in use, not using plastic, and proper disposal of toxic waste such as batteries are some ways you can show your kids how to care for the environment. This is also the time to tell your kids about the dangers of pesticides and chemicals in food. Safe use of bicycle or walking for short distances whenever possible instead of fuel-guzzling cars is also a good habit to inculcate in kids. You can volunteer with your kids in clean initiatives in your town or show them documentaries that relate to the earth and the environment.

For more on this topic, you can read our selection of articles in this ClipBook.


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