Finishing their task in time, Brushing teeth after dinner, not to tell lies; all these small but very important habits help to grow good characters in your kid. It is an advice to all the parents to make their kids aware of healthy habits from the very beginning.
Good and bad characters, both take some time to turn into habit/s. Habit/s do not grow overnight. Thus, if the parents are conscious about their child’s healthy habits from the beginning; it becomes easier for the child to learn it. If you sight healthy habit examples to your kid every time, the kid acquire those quite easily.
Tips To Teach Children About Healthy Habits
For example start teaching your kids to take proper bath every day, and stay neat and clean all the time. Ask them to finish their home task in time and do not keep it pending. Tell them to keep things at its assigned place, behave nicely with the maid/s at home. There are lots of such examples from daily life when you can make your kids learn about good and healthy habits.
If you yourself misbehave with your maid, stay lazy and do not finish your work in time; you should not expect your kids to be nice with others and finish their “to do list” in time. It is always better to demonstrate them about healthy habits rather than just reading it out.
As it is mentioned before, good habits need some time to grow. Similarly bad habits also do not grow in a day’s time. Scolding and shouting at your kids after they have done any fault is not an actual solution. Thus, parents should understand that it is better to teach their kids about good habits rather than forcing them to leave bad habits.
To accomplish this, it is very essential to grow a sense of consciousness in your kids from a very early age. If they learn how to differentiate between good and bad; they will take special initiative to accept good and healthy habits.What can you do?
Start with yourself. Learn and practice healthy habits. Kids try to pick up habits from their parents. This will be your first step. Show them examples of good habit, so that it is easier for them to learn. For example, if you do not keep your home neat and tidy or eat too much of junk food; it will have a very bad effect on your kids behavior. Teach themgood manners from childhood. Such as cleanliness, respecting elders, taking care of their own belongings etc.
Always motivate your kid to learn healthy habits. Challenge them to get rid of all the bad habits. Tell him that if he does so you will give him a surprise.
You need to make them understand the importance of healthy habits.
Encourage him to grow good hobbies like painting, stamp collection, reading good books etc. This will help him to grow more organized.
To teach healthy habits, do not ever try to compare your kid with his friends. If you do so he will start suffering from inferiority complex. He will lose trust on you. Try to teach him in his way.