Be a Parent with Purpose

by Bre, 5:31 PM
Children of the information age face more challenges than ever before in history. Technology has changed the way we communicate and the way we learn in life. Children of the new millennium are exposed to a lot more information than was available for any other generation before in human history.
Our standard of living has risen dramatically with the new era of the internet, where everything is available at the click of a button. However, it has also led to an increase in consumerism and a need for money to pay for life’s expenses. This fact has forced more parents to become dual earners where both parents have jobs to bring in the necessary income required to support a family.
Thus, many children grow up with very little interaction with their parents. Some kids barely see their parents unless it’s on the weekend and by then, everyone is so tired that quality time gets substituted for ‘me’ time.
Take the time to interact and communicate with your kids daily and instill your values in them. This strategy of purposeful parenting will ensure that your kids will develop into young adults that are ready to take on life and grasp every opportunity they can. Here are a few ways you can make a difference in your child’s life, for information and parenting strategies visit
Actively Educate Your Kids
Educating your child is the most critical part of your responsibility as a parent. Quality education is hard to come by these days, with public schools failing to meet basic educational guidelines. Classes are now associated with places of violence, mass shootings, irate kids and metal detectors at the doors with armed guards.
Take time to ask your kids about their schooling every day, make sure that they are working toward their strengths and they enjoy the time they spend in school. Private education is the best option for your kids, however; home schooling is a good option as well if one of the parents stays at home.
Recycling as a Family Responsibility
Teaching your kids sustainable environmental practices when they are young will help them understand the importance of conserving and retaining sources. Recycling your waste is an excellent example of this sort of practice. Get your kids involved and teach them the importance of recycling and its impact on the environment.
Teach them to Grow a Garden
Learning how to grow your food is a life skill that everyone should have. If your kids think the only place to find food is a grocery store, then they will never truly appreciate the role of food in their lives. You can’t grow a candy bar, but you can grow nutrient-dense plants that provide a fantastic source of nutrition for the whole family.

Encourage Passion and Interest in Animals
Children need to understand the importance of all life on earth. Install the values of kindness and admiration for animals in them while they are young. Children that have an affinity for animals have more significant levels of empathy for others and an enhanced connection with the world around them.
The Final Thought
A child’s mind is the world’s most valuable resource. The next generation has the power to make or break civilization. It’s vital that we show them the right path in life if we want them to bear the responsibility of shaping the future. Become a parent with purpose and make a difference to your child and the world.
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