I don't know how early most vandals get their start. It's something that never appealed to me, at least not for sport. That's probably something you want to nip in the bud.
Karen Donnachaidh wrote:Oh, so many people will disagree with me here, but this is how I was brought up. It may seem tough or harsh, but it was effective for the 6 of us (myself and siblings). It's a lesson in cause and effect; and actions and consequences. Children of all ages know value. It may not be monetary value. It may be more of a possessive value. Therefore, if you say take care of ____ OR ELSE you will not keep/have access to/be allowed to ____ AND FOLLOW THROUGH with the rule EVERY TIME (no exceptions)...they will quickly see that you mean business.
Mike Jay wrote:My mother-in-law's saying was "Be glad what you got". I think it was aimed a bit more at being thankful and not whining but it could be applied to respecting the earth and other desirables.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
Protect our wealth.
Protect our stuff.
It was originally presented to me as "Don't throw away your wealth". But I prefer mantras to be positive.