7 Tips To Raise Healthy and Happy Kids
Kids can go on and on about the activities and foods they wanted to do and eat, for some parents it has never been trickier than pushing their 2-year old son to eat carrots. If your kids all ever eat is fried chicken, chocolate, and other sugary options. Then, this article is for you. All parents wanted their kids to grow happy, strong, and healthy. This wish may sound soulful and simple, but the process towards achieving it might make you ride a roller coaster. Sometimes you feel up (successful), or you feel down( fail).
As parents, disciplining your kids can be difficult. Because you feel that you are restricting them from being happy if you told them they couldn’t eat chocolates until they eat vegetables. Sometimes, being emotions can be deceiving, it makes you feel bad when what you are doing is good for your children. Some tips and tricks would help you make your kids love fruits and veggies without having to restrict them from eating the chocolate. When a kid is healthily making them happy will be almost close to as a straightforward task.
Positive discipline is a way of disciplining your child without having to restrict or shouted to. In this first tip, you are going to offer a reward that you kid is looking forward to after they do whatever you wish. It can either be asking them to eat veggies and fruits. It will be great if you can introduce a familiar taste to your kids, so they can decide that there are better tasting foods. For instance, if your kids love eating chocolate which belongs to the sweet and sugary foods, you can start by introducing fruits to them. The fruits naturally have that sweet taste, which is familiar to them.
The taste of fruits might not be the same with the chocolate, but by introducing it to them, it will help them to realize that there are healthy foods that taste good.
2. Be creative
Your kid will be less likely to pick food that is just service plainly on his/her plate. You can make a smiley face by placing eggs and carrots as a nose. The mouth can form by a hotdog or bacon. Creatively introducing the carrot fruit will increase the chance that your kids are going to touch it and hopefully eat it. Try to serve them in the white plate; this will help in making it more appealing to them. Avoid using plates that are blue-colored; they can decrease your kid’s appetite causing them to say ‘no’ to your food.
3. Use “yes” more often than saying “no.”
Saying “NO!” is common to parents, “No, harry do not eat the cookie.” Instead of saying no, you can say “Yes, harry you can eat the cookies after eating your dinner.” If you don’t want your kid to eat any cookie, you can simply explain to him why he can’t eat the cookies without saying the NO word. Changing a few words on how you say things might make a big difference on your kid’s part when they grow as adults. If your kids want to play when it’s already bedtime, avoid saying to them that when you say no, it means no. After all, your young children will never understand that your “No” means “Never.” So, most likely they are going to ask you the same request the day after next.
Saying, “Yes, Ashley you can play games tomorrow and tomorrow will come before you even know it.” No matter what you do just refrain yourself from saying “No” too much.
4. Take them to exciting events
Your kids love colorful events, that’s why them falling in love with the cartoon is a no-brainer for parents. You can take them to the zoos, fun fair, or to the beach when you and your whole family have the time. The most exciting events are most likely the things that they will found memorable when they grow up.
5. Read them stories
Since your toddlers can’t still comprehend meaning in texts, unless they start going to school, your kids might be able to read short stories. If they still can’t understand contexts, as parents you can do the reading for them. As much as possible, tell them stories that have moral values at the end, this will help them to acquire good manners as they grow up. Reading them a story or two might make a huge difference by the time they become adults.
6. Take them to camping or fishing
Camping and fishing are both great vacations that your whole family can certainly enjoy. By taking them to this day or two vacays, you might be able to inflict valuable lessons with your kids. This is also a good time for them to have a break from their digital life. Millennial kids nowadays can’t get rid of the digital tools like tabs, phones, and PCs. Taking them to events where phones are likely less needed, you are only doing a huge favor for your kid’s eyesight, but you are also teaching them how to live life. As the saying goes, “Give a man a fish, and he will be fed for a day, teach a man to fish, he will feed forever.”
Sending your kids to school is very crucial for them to learn the basics, then gradually learn more complex lessons that they can apply by the time comes when they need to work. What we mean by educating your children is by teaching them real-life lessons that will help them cope with the events that they might experience in the school setting such as teaching them that when someone bullies them, they should report it to the teacher and you as their parents- immediately.