Mother and cofounder of the energy saving HomeSelfe app, Ameeta Jain, recently appeared on the Washington Family website in an article about ways kids can save money and reduce energy consumption. Jain encourages parents to make an impression about going green, protecting our planet and installing energy saving ideals that will last a lifetime.
Ameeta believes that it’s never too early to start raising awareness and educating our youngsters about the importance of our environment. In her top “Ten Ways To Teach Your Kids How To Save Money And Energy,” her number one piece of advice is geared towards implementing these two important aspects.
The Great Outdoors
When it comes to spending time outside, Jain recommends activities that are more earth friendly and better for the environment. She suggests planting a garden that will not only install a sense of pride in your child’s achievement, it also teaches them responsibility when caring for their creation.
Ameeta also encourages parents to take their kids out into nature more often, whether it’s a hike through a national park or a visit to a nearby zoo. Camping can also be a great way to bond with nature and disengage from electronic devices that are all too prevalent in today’s technologically drenched society. Either way, you’ll spend more quality time with your kids.
Put Them In Charge
When it comes to boosting pride and building self esteem, there’s nothing like putting a child in charge of a game or activity. Jain suggests playing “eye spy” with my energy eye to engage kids in finding ways that power is being misspent or abused in our homes. She also encourages children to have some energy and associative technology “down time” in order to use their imaginations in ways that don’t involve electricity or energy.
To read Jain’s complete list of recommendations, please visit the Washington Family website. Whether you’re making a game of being green, setting in place rules and regulations about how they can help save money and power, you can be more proactive with your kids when it comes to protecting the environment.