As human beings, we always plan and work for ourselves. But there is greater role we
have to play as responsible members of the society. It is this role which parents have to take up and make their child aware of, by setting an example.
Making a difference in the lives of others: Take your child to orphanages or visit with him SOS villages. Adopt a child’s education and let your child be involved in the whole process. Suggest your child to teach the servants of the house. Your child would understand how he can contribute in the lives of others and make him respect what all he has in life.
Being respectful to the elderly: Make you child understand that they should never make fun of elders. Encourage and appreciate your child to go out of the way to help the elderly like help them cross the street, offer to pick bags or give a seat in the bus.
Rousing respect for food: Children tend to waste food and parents though crib but ignore
the fact. Make your child understand how proper utilization of food can feed millions of hungry people in the world. Guide him to put only that much food in plate he can eat comfortably.
Let him feed the leftovers, if any, to birds or animals.
Being sensitive towards animals: Make your child understand that even animals feel hurt and he should never hit or play pranks on them. Talk to him about how animals help us and are therefore, important in our lives.
Celebrating occasions with a difference: Celebrate festivals like Diwali, Holi, Janamashtmi and occasions like birthdays and anniversaries by distributing clothes and food among the poor and needy. Show your child that this is the way how joys multiply. And this is the only way to thank God for all that He has given us.