Children are the future, we all know that. But we the older generation have a responsibility to mould the children into the people that will bring out meaningful change. They are extremely susceptible to influence from parents and other parental authorities so it is imperative to teach them good habits that will keep them healthy and safe. Some things that kids learn during their childhood will stay them throughout their entire lifetimes.
- More Vegetables!
Some kids are picky eaters but that does not mean they don’t need nutrients. Help kids realize the nutritional value of the things they are eating. Since fruits and veggies come in all sorts of colours and shapes, you can use that to your advantage as well. Children are easily entertained after all.
- Never Skip Breakfast
We’ve all heard the adage of breakfast being the most important meal of the day and it is very much true. Countless studies prove that having breakfast in the morning significantly increases your energy and productivity throughout the day. It also helps in keeping you healthy and fit. Children are impressionable and by instilling in them the habit of eating breakfast every day early on, they are more likely to continue doing so when they become older.
- Playing Sports > Being a Couch Potato
Not all children like sports and they should never be forced into something they are not interested in. But encouraging children to be lazy and unproductive is not the answer. Figure out what the child is interested in and go do that. Any sort of physical activity is good and helps round out children in the long run as it teaches them important life lessons like teamwork and strategy.
- Drink more water, not soda
We all know that soda is bad for you and understand why but kids have a hard time understanding that. So make sure that you tell them how bad soda is and encourage them to drink more water. Soda has no nutritional value while water sustains our very own life.
- Become more sociable
To be an upstanding citizen, it is necessary that children are equipped with the tools needed to be successful. This includes the ability to talk to people and form connections easily. If kids are encouraged to make friends early and spend quality time with parents and family it will go a long way to boost their confidence and self-esteem in the future.
- Stay Positive
Children will get sad when things don’t go their way. It is important to teach them that losing is alright and trying again will fruit success. It is one of the most valuable tools we humans have in our arsenal-resilience.