Instil good habits in young consumers

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  • Sunday, 27 Sep 2020

CHILDREN are young consumers who should be taught how to appreciate the natural resources they are blessed with, as well as the art of saving money for rainy days.

It is high time for youngsters to be exposed to the many ways of saving resources such as money, food, water and energy.

These values or habits, when taught at a young age, will stay with them well into their later years.

Saving money from young is a good habit which enables children to be adept at personal finance, financial planning and debt eradication when they are adults.

Teach them not to be wasteful. Eat and live in moderation, and monitor electricity consumption.

They also need to learn to love Mother Nature. They have to understand the importance of saving the planet and to take climate change seriously.

Simple acts such as taking showers instead of baths, turning off the tap when brushing teeth, making sure there are no leaky taps and toilets at home, can make a difference in conserving water.

More environmentally- friendly activities such as refusing plastic bags or cutting down on their use, having rooftop gardens, growing herbs and vegetables, and rainwater harvesting must be done.

This is a time to go green. If not now, then when?



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