As your kids grow up, they need to have a positive environment so they can develop into smart and successful teenagers. This starts inside the home, so take measures to remove unnecessary stressors like clutter and disorganization. It is your duty as their caregivers to provide this environment while also encouraging your youngsters to live a happy life. Here at Dazzling Insights, we love to provide kids and parents with proper (physical) education that will help them to live their best lives. So, in this article, we have some tips for how parents can encourage self-care for their little ones.
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Get the kids outside
The first tip that parents should take into consideration is the idea that their kids should spend a lot of time outside. Not only can activities like running, doing sports, camping, and riding bikes help them to grow up big and strong, but by being outside, they also get many benefits that they won’t get when they are inside.
For instance, the sun provides vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones, and it can also help kids to fight the potential of cancer cell growth and the chance of infections. Being out in nature is also good for their mental health. Parenting science notes that when we are surrounded by greenery, we are taken back to a more natural place where we feel at ease, and our problems melt away. This is all in addition to the fact that breathing fresh air is good for the lungs and our overall well-being.
"If you are busy with chores right after work, try to let the kids help. Not only will the job get done faster, but your kids will love that they had the chance to assist."
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Self-care continues during summer vacation
With summer vacation quickly approaching, many parents may be wondering how they can continue to encourage self-care. For one, even though they won’t have to wake up for school every day, they should still get (their) seven to nine hours of sleep every night, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. By getting enough rest, they can wake up feeling refreshed, and sleep is essential for a healthy immune system, so they don’t get sick.
Even though the kids are on vacation, they should also continue to eat a healthy diet which is essential for growing kids. Make sure that they have their three meals a day and throw in a healthy snack like almonds. Also, make sure that they are drinking enough water, which is necessary for healthy skin and teeth, and it also helps the blood circulate better and promotes a healthy body weight.
"As your kids grow up, they need to have a positive environment so they can develop into smart and successful teenagers. This starts inside the home, so take measures to remove unnecessary stressors like clutter and disorganisation. "
Of course, kids should have fun during the summer and spend time with their friends. By maintaining healthy relationships, the children can learn the value of positive communication, which will help them to improve their communication and self-esteem.
Parents need to prioritise their children
In order for your kids to really grow up happy and healthy, they need to know that their parents are there and that they care about them. One way you can do that is by creating a work/life balance where you make plenty of time for your family. Set a time every night where you end work and spend time with your kids. So, at five at night, turn off the computer, hang up the phone, and don’t return to work until the next day. Your kids will really appreciate it.
While you know that you love your kids, sometimes work can be demanding, but it is still essential that you prioritise your kids even during the busy seasons. You can do that by setting a strict work schedule but also making a strict schedule with your kids where you are there to read them a story at bedtime every night and that you eat dinner around the dining room table. If you are busy with chores right after work, try to let the kids help. Not only will the job get done faster, but your kids will love that they had the chance to assist.
As you can see, there are many ways that kids can prioritise self-care, and parents are a big part in ensuring their success. Consider the tips discussed here and spend quality time together. Your kids will grow up happier because of it.
Shirley Martin turned her neat freak personality into a business when she became a home-organiser. When she isn’t busy working her magic on homes in need of her special touch, she is sharing helpful tips on her site, Tidy Life Today.