Teaching The Children About Their Health

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It’s so important that  – as a parent – you are as open as possible with your children about their health. Children are little sponges and the healthy habits that you teach them when they’re young are those that will stay with them as they grow up. Healthcare shouldn’t be something for children to fear, which is why most fears of doctors and dentists that children have are either learned behavior or the fear of the unknown. If you can create a learning opportunity as part of their general healthcare, your children will grow up confidently attending eye tests and hearing tests as if it’s just a part of life.

Children should be taught about their own bodies and their bodily autonomy as early as possible in an age-appropriate way. A big part of that is going to be in explaining good, healthy habits with their personal healthcare and how they live. They need to learn more about the health exams and appointments that are necessary from a young age and the more you help them to learn now, the better. So, let’s take a look at some of the things that you can be teaching your children now to give them confidence about their health.

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Staying Active

Children are little fireballs of energy. For the most part, they run everywhere they can and they stay as active as possible while having fun in the big outdoors. Too much sitting around breeds other illnesses and your children have perfectly good feet to use; help them to use them!

Food Relationships

A lot of children are told from a young age to eat everything on their plates. The thing is, children have much smaller stomachs than we do and when they’re full, they know it. Children are able to understand their fullness signals better than we can, as we’ve spent years pushing those limits and eating for other reasons than comfort. Teach your children that it’s okay to be full and to leave food on their plate. Honor their hunger from a young age, and they’ll know how to when they grow up.

No Fear

Appointments with strangers can be daunting for a child but they don’t have to be. If you ensure that optician, audiology, and dental appointments are attended as necessary from a young age, you’re going to enable them to see appointments as something to embrace to further their health. Fear is natural, but you can help your children to overcome it.

Rock A Bye, Baby

Sleep is such a vital part of the life of a child, which you already know. You spent years trying to get them to go to sleep in their cribs! With 10 to 12 hours of sleep per night, your children can wake refreshed and ready for the day. Down screens an hour before bedtime and create a sleeping routine that will enable them to sink into it easily. This is one of the most important health habits you can impart in your little people.

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  There are no affiliate links included in this post.  All thoughts are my own and no other.  This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC

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