5 Good Habits To Teach Your Kids

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Children easily fall into bad habits but with some guidance from you, they can adopt these habits quickly. Good health habits should begin early in life and here are 5 positive habits that you should teach your kids now.

1. Show love

Expressing a lot of love is a great habit that you should teach your kids because love is the best way to imbibe positivity in your children. They should be educated that there is no power greater than love and that when you love, it will come back to you. You can do this when your kids make a mistake or have a bad behaviour. Instead of shouting at them, you should explain why that behavior is punishable as well as how they may avoid it for the next time. After the incident has passed, give them a hug and comfort them. Or it’s better for you to show how much you love your family, friends and other people so that your children will pick up this trait and learn to love unconditionally.


2. Keep habits of cleanliness and neatness

Your kids will stay messy if you don’t teach them how to clean themselves. Therefore, when your children have formed the habit of cleanliness, you need to discuss more details such as keeping fingernails and toenails trimmed and brushing teeth twice a day to prevent tooth decay. Besides, most kids often generate a little chaos and disorganization, so it’s important for you to teach them to be neat or get organized.


3. Read every day

Reading not only gives you knowledge and improves memory but also relieves stress. So why don’t you help your kids develop strong reading skills from now? Apart from health benefits, reading gives your children more. This habit is the foundation for their academic success and will be an essential component of their success at work in the future. Therefore, you should select books your kids like so that they view reading as a treat rather than a chore.


4. Be polite

Politeness is a very essential lesson your kids must learn at an early age. Because children learn by what they see and hear by their parents, it’s important for you to be courteous with people and treat them with respect. Your kids should be taught that it is not proper to point or stare at other people who might be of a different color or religion. They should be also taught to say thank you and not to interrupt when you or others are speaking.


5. Maintain a healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle means eating healthy and doing physical activities regularly. This is a good habit that needs to be formed at an early age, too. Encourage your kids to include a rainbow of colorful foods in their regular diet and not to skip breakfast. You should also help them understand that water is healthy and soft drinks are unhealthy. Meanwhile, physical activities can keep your children staying healthy and active, so you should encourage them to get involved in sports they like. For example, you can let them practice meditation, which helps them focus and behave better.


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This article was published on 2013/08/27