You pass on more than just your genes to your children. The little ones also pick up on your daily habits – whether good or bad. Knowing this, you need to be more mindful of your actions and think about the good habits you want your little ones to have in their everyday lives, including into adulthood. The sooner they learn these good and healthy habits, the more they will stick with them and stick with them!
Here are some healthy habits every mother should teach her young child:
Healthy food is happy life
Teaching your little one to eat healthy from an early age and helping him to love fruits and vegetables will prove very beneficial throughout his life. It’s like the saying that “you are what you eat” – if your body is healthy and happy, you will be too.
Take the extra step and prepare nutritious, colorful meals for your little ones. It doesn’t have to be every meal, and the occasional sweet treat is encouraged, but what matters is that he can and will eat most fruits and vegetables.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
Speaking of food, it’s important for children to know that breakfast should never be skipped. This is especially true for school-age children. A good, nutritious breakfast will help boost their brain and energy, which is much needed for a day of work and play!
Drink plenty of water
If you remember, that’s what your parents used to tell you when you were younger – to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Water is a vital resource that keeps the body functioning well. Kids are naturally attracted to sugar, so even if they have a glass of chocolate milk, fruit juice or soda every day, just make sure they’re drinking enough water!
Check food labels
It’s true that life must be lived to the fullest – you should be able to do what you want and eat what you want. However, while you are still in control of what your child eats, it is important to teach them the value of health.
He can eat whatever he wants when he grows up, but his health should always come first. Teach him early on the importance of checking food nutrition labels – focus on calories, saturated fats and sugars.
Do you have family dinners
One of the most important aspects of health is mental health, which you should also actively promote in your child. Teaching him the value of family by just having dinner together every day goes a long way.
This strengthens family bonds and studies show that children are more adaptable and more likely to eat healthier!
Teach your child these 5 healthy habits as early as possible!
Thanks to Angela Kidd