There is a famous quote saying “Children are reflections of parents”. Parents’ habits can influence children in many ways. As parents’, it is essential to understand that your actions and behaviors are observed by the children and as they grow, children tend to imitate their parents’. Also as parents it is essential to teach children good habits at a young age
Here are some of the healthy habits for children that must be taught by the parents.
Children are growing up in an era of digital world, the exposure to the digital media is endless. Parents can try and limit the child’s screen time by helping them develop interest towards reading books. As book reading can enhance the function of the brain, increase vocabulary and creativity in children. Initially parents can try reading books for children, as this activity will slowly build their interest in books.
2. Teaching Patience
Patience is an important habit to be taught at a young age. A child must understand that he/she can’t get instant results in every situation of life. Patience in their life can bring them success, better relationships and also helps them to have a positive attitude towards life. The most fun activity to develop patience among kids is by asking them to solve puzzles or playing games such as pass the water, wait games etc., with them.
3. Being Responsible
Teaching your child to be responsible can help them with their self-esteem and can also help them fix problems in the future. Parents can explain responsibility to the child in simple words “Cleaning their own mess”. Responsibility can be taught by asking a child to help you in kitchen or in laundry. These activities will keep them busy and limit their time for TV and internet.
4. Healthy lifestyle
Parents must encourage kids to lead a healthy lifestyle, from going early to bed – waking up early in the morning, eating healthy food and maintain personal hygiene. These are the habits that children pick up by watching their parents. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, then your child would want to do the same too.
5. Be Kind
As a parent, it is important to teach kids to be kind, helpful and respect fellow humans irrespective of their social differences. These are the behaviors kid observe from parents, they will learn from the way you treat people. So as a parent, it is your responsibility to behave empathetically towards others especially when around children.