So how do we help our offspring to develop into thoughtful and caring individuals who will protect the environment and the animals and plants within it, who will understand their own privileges and care about the rights of all people, particularly when we live such busy and stressful lives?
Learning by example
There is one way to spend time with our children, strengthen that bond, and build social awareness and responsibility for the world around us: volunteering as a family. By volunteering with our children, we can help them to widen their perspective from the immediate bubble of their daily lives and to understand the bigger picture. We can provide them with an opportunity to develop relationships with different people from different cultures. Teach commitment. Help them to feel good about themselves. And, raise adults who are kind, respectful and empathic.
So where do I start?
Let’s help our children to help others to fulfil their rights. Let’s show them how their actions can help make other people’s lives better. After all, they are the ones who will be running the show in a few years time.
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