EcoRubric 13:00 16 Nov 2021

A schoolkid is worried about the planet's future: what to do? Simple eco habits for everyday

A psychologist advises how to help a child survive the first psychologically difficult stage in life

What is the problem? 

Today, more and more children are concerned about the ecology of our planet. A teenage girl teaches her parents how to sort garbage, a 9-year-old boy reads about ozone holes and global warming, and 6-7-year-olds worry about the deaths of endangered animals. This can be the first psychologically difficult stage in a child's life. Caring for the nature and future of the planet is a value cultivated by the New Ukrainian School, but before implementing eco-habits, it is important to understand how to properly support a child. Journalists of the "Learning together: a friendly school" project analyzed this issue.

What is the solution? 

Maryna Viezhys, a psychologist in child-parent relations, helped us to find a solution. The main thing is to listen to the child and react correctly to their experience.

Школяр переживає за майбутнє планети: що робити? Прості екозвички на щодень

The expert shared three steps, following which parents and teachers will be able to respond correctly if they notice the child's concern about the environment.

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