No parent wants their child to become ill or unhealthy. That is why I have taken lots of steps this year to ensure my bundles of joy are looked after properly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not spending thousands on specialist vitamin medications or anything quite as dramatic. I’m just using some common sense, and you should do the same. The information on this pages comes from techniques and methods I use personally. You don’t have to replicate them entirely, but there is no harm in learning about my ways. So far, none of my kids has needed medical assistance this year. So, I must be doing something right?
We all want our kids to drink as much water as possible. It is too easy to give in and let them have Coca-Cola and other dangerous products. Anyone with an ounce of sense knows fizzy pop can encourage weight gain. It can also become addictive if they are introduced to it at a young age. With that in mind, I went down to my local store to see if they had any suitable filtration devices. I know all too well that water companies put a lot of chemicals in the liquid that flows from my taps. Luckily, I managed to get a fantastic product for less than $50. Maybe you should look for one too?
It is very difficult to convince a child to exercise. However, it is easy for you to keep them active if you find ways of making it fun. I decided to sign my oldest son up for a local football team. That gets him out of the house a couple of nights each week, and it also helps him to stay fit. When it came to my younger children, I discovered playing chasing games in the garden worked well. You get the idea, right? You just have to ensure they don’t realize they are working out. Use your initiative!
Some of my neighbors allow their children to consume takeaway food on a regular basis. That is a terrible idea because it will get them used to eating unhealthy meals. Considering that, I made a point of planning all my dishes in advance this year. That meant my kids got to eat food that isn’t going to have a negative effect on their bodies. It also meant I saved a lot of money at the supermarket by avoiding impulse purchases. Creating meal plans for your kids is not as difficult as it might sound. There are lots of websites that offer advice and guidance. So, even the least culinary-talented parents out there should manage the task with ease.
So, there you have it. Those are the steps I have taken to ensure my kids stay healthy in 2015. Will I try to do more next year? Almost certainly. The hard work starts when they become teenagers. As soon as they are tall enough to reach the fridge door, we will all face lots of new issues.
It’s a good job I like a challenge!