Computers, mobile phones, social media, computer games, on-line studying…. Technology brings us everything these days, which is great because without technology the internet and social media I would not be writing this blog post right now, and without these wonders of our modern world, you my friends in many different countries around the world would not be able to communicate with me with seconds of me pressing the publish button!
So I do have a great admiration for technology and what great benefits it brings to our lives, however I also feel that our children and grandchildren are somewhat missing out on what mother nature and our environment can bring to us, the beauty, the colours, the smells and the sheer enjoyment of spending time outdoors away from technology once i a while should be enjoyed by every child and without your help as a parent or grandparent, our children are likely to stay inside, fixed to a computer screen, chatting with their friends by IM and maybe even reading about or watching videos containing nature.
Give them the opportunity to experience nature and they will, I’m sure, have a wonderful time.
Allow your children and grandchildren to become aware of our environment and how they themselves can help save our planet and its endangered species so they in-turn can pass on this love to their children and grandchildren.
Namaste with Love
You are so right. This is much easier to do when children are younger as they have a sense of wonder about everything! It brings out the little kid in all of us when we can see things through their eyes.
My kids are now 16 and 14 and I can’t even get them out of the house. I haven’t seen their eyes in two years because they’re always looking down. If I try to be cool and show them a video of something I found to be funny or interesting, they saw it six months ago. If they saw a cool bug because they were accidentally outside, they would take a picture and Instagram it to their friends, not show me.
That’s why we get grandchildren – a do-over!
🙂 I love your explanation re your children, this is so try of all teenagers worldwide, keep up your strength and try to get them outside. Good luck
I agree Mark. While technology has its place in today’s world.. I try my best to teach my young granddaughter all about nature.. She will pick up worms and slugs and snails.. and is not affraid of the things I teach her about,
At 3 and a half, she remembers names of plants and trees, as I teach her the shape of leaves etc.. And I hope her interest in gardening grows. 🙂 🙂
Have a Blessed week
Wonderful Sue, you are a fantastic role model 🙂
Namaste with Love
Luckily our children have continued the family tradition of a walk in the park after lunch at least at weekends and of course when our Great Move occurs we will have the choice of woods, moors or beaches to keep the contact with nature going when they come to see Granddad! Love, David
Wonderful David, any news on the move yet?
Absolutely. If they don’t know nature why would they care if it’s here or not.
We need to all we can to get/keep them interested 🙂