This Sunday is a great day for every dad out there. New dads in particular will always remember it. (One of the best things about building new home communities is interacting with families across all stages of their lives, from first-time parents at Avonlea to empty-nesters at Port Hope.)
Besides being a happy day, Father’s Day is also a good time to reflect on the education you’re giving your children.
One of the most important things you can teach them is how to live responsibly and how to grow into an adult who loves and cares for their family. Because doing will always set a better example than preaching, the best way to instil these important principles is to live by them.
Luckily, you’re setting the perfect example by living in a Mason Home. Your home and community not only protects the environment, but thanks to our Green for Life program, it also protects your loved ones and leaves more money in your pocket to provide for your family.
You can always do more, though. Be a role model — I try to take the following steps on a daily basis and to make sure I tell my son not just to do the same, but to take the time to explain why.
- Turn the lights off when you leave the room
- Always use reusable grocery bags
- These days, most people recycle. Go a step further and recycle things many people still neglect, like running shoes and electronic equipment. You can even get your kids involved by recycling their school supplies
- These children’s books are geared towards the environment, biodiversity, garbage and recycling
Now I turn it over to you: what do you like teaching your kids on a daily basis? How do you do it?