Encouraging our kids to make a difference, and empowering them that they actually can is something Matt and I are passionate about. I am thrilled to participate in the projectSunlight campaign this summer. The entire idea behind the campaign is that we can all make a difference, no matter how small. Isn’t summer the perfect time to try that out!?!
I’ve noticed when I share a world problem with my kids and help think of an actionable way to make a difference, they get so excited about it. They become empowered.
The squeals that come when kids realize they can actually do something, when they see how their efforts will really help, makes a huge difference in their mindset for life.
My hope is that my kids become passionate about the things that really matter to them. That they’d know how simple it can be to make a difference. This short video by Unilever about projectSunlight is an awesome description of our parenting goals in this area.
We’ve created these opportunities in different ways over the years and every time I see their hearts begin to move towards the good of others. This summer we will be crafting together to teach them about re-using and recycling. Taking old shampoo bottles we have lying around and transforming them into something fun. Can’t wait to show you!
Although our collection of shampoo bottles will not solve the world’s waste issue, it’s a tangible step that we can take. More importantly, it is teaching my kids that they can do something. And if everyone just gets up and does something – we will be on our way.
Unilever has great ideas to do something as a family – check out the Project Sunlight site and add one of the projects to your summer list this year.
(Top photo by I Spy Photography. I’m happy to be presenting this project and post in promotional partnership with Unilever.)
Posted June 04, 2014 Comments Off
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