Many parents nowadays face a problem that is entirely unique to this day and age. Never before have our younger generations been so plagued by obesity caused by a lack of activity. Kids grow up surrounded by the screens of different devices, playing games, watching movies and cartoons, and older kids are glued to YouTube and social networks. Physical activity and time spent outdoors are crucial for their development, health, and mental well-being. Studies conducted in recent years have even determined that there is a strong correlation between exercise and intellectual development. But the question remains: how can we encourage our kids to be more active? The answer is simple: fun. Here are some of our top suggestions.
It is said that a role of a parent is the hardest and most responsible job in one’s life, and that’s not wrong. We, as parents, must find the balance between doing what’s good for our kids and what makes them happy. Sometimes, that can be very difficult.
As a parent, you can feel a lot of pressure to get things right. Not only do you have to raise your children to be kind, polite and well mannered, but you also have to nurture their minds, hobbies, and talents. It can be hard to keep on top of it all. So when you throw in the idea of ensuring that they’re living a healthy lifestyle too, you sometimes feel like something has to give. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can actually teach your children about nutrition and encourage them to take an interest in food, which in turn can help to discourage fussy eating.
When your child is sick, your whole household could be thrown into turmoil. There’s a lot more to have to juggle with your regular work and household. But now you have a new priority: getting your child healthy again. Are you dreading the day when your child catches a fever or cold? Don’t panic; here are our dos and don’ts of nursing your kids.
You remember all those summers you had as a child. Now that school was out, you were happy to be out of bed as soon as you woke. You’d be outside as soon as breakfast had been eaten. And your parents often wouldn’t get sight of you again until it was time for dinner. Spending the day playing with friends, you’d find things to do until it got dark, then you’d sleep like a rock until the morning.