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Hi Ladies !
I thought it would be a good idea to share the good habits we teach our children. If everyone adds their tips, I am sure it will benefit all of us. Our children are our earth’s future and it is our duty to give them the foundation to be responsible adults.
These are the habits I have taught my son…
-to be good
-to share with others
-to never lie
-to be clean and clean up after himself(he has been leaving a clean toilet since he was 4 !)
-to put his used clothes in the dirty clothes hamper and not on the bed/floor
-to be understanding and considerate of others
-to be patient(getting closer but still working on it )
-to not hurt anyone or anything (for ex. to not step on a snail, slug, or earthworm on the pavement) and at the same time to not let anyone hurt him
-explain the value of money(that money does not grow on trees and you have to earn it-he gets paid for keeping his room tidy including doing up his bed every morning, for helping to wash the car, for helping in the garden…)
-he helps out in setting the table and putting his plate/bowl/cup/glass in the sink after he has used it
To never waste anything and recycle whenever possible (not because we cannot afford it but because it is wiser to be eco-friendly and be prepared for a rainy day).
To never waste water-like leaving the top open while brushing the teeth,or opening the tap all the way, and not having long showers. There are people dying in this world due to lack of drinking water.
To never waste food as not everyone is lucky enough to eat on a daily basis.
To reuse one-side paper for your kids scribbling or to cut it and use them as shopping lists.
I will add more as I remember them or if I teach him something new.
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