How to Raise Happy and Healthy Kids
by Dana Brown
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As a loving parent, your child's health and happiness are top priorities. Here are some resources families need to maintain harmonious lives as independent individuals and as a unit. There are many other resources you can embrace to help raise happy, healthy kids at any age. The guide below from Solving Behaviour covers some essentials.
Take a Holistic Approach to Your Child's Wellbeing
Overall well-being requires attention to physical, mental, and emotional components. Give your kid the tools they need to thrive in all aspects.
● Mayo Clinic points out the importance of making sure kids get the appropriate amount of physical activity for their age, whether through playtime or sports.
● Promote nutrition through supplements and clean eating.
● Create a positive environment at home by removing any sources of undue stress or anxiety, such as decluttering, cleaning, and getting organized.
● Encourage little ones to play with other kids. Supportive peers are essential to children’s emotional well-being.
● Prioritize making time for your kids. Find ways you can do activities together around the house, and create a bedtime routine together.
Build a Support Network for Your Child and for Yourself
The right support can help your family unit thrive. Kids and adults alike need a helping hand on occasion.
● Nurture your little one's interests to help them build their personal support network.
● Widen your own circles by befriending other parents who provide emotional support.
● If you have a child that is nursing, invest in comfortable clothing to make nursing easier.
● Expand your family unit's support system by connecting with other families and getting involved in your community.
● Find competent child care professionals for practical support when you need a break.
Lead by Example in Every Respect
Kids model what they see in their parents. Set a good example.
● Look for ways to set a positive tone, like respecting others, speaking kindly, and limiting screen time.
● Pursue your own opportunities for self-improvement. Setting goals for yourself makes you a stellar role model.
● Verywell Family suggests taking time for yourself and investing in self-care when you need a break. Show kids that it's important to take care of oneself.
Parenting isn't always easy, but it's undoubtedly one of the most rewarding roles you'll fulfill in your lifetime. Take care of yourself and your kids alike with a well-rounded approach to overall health and happiness. These resources are here to help!
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