Parents as Role Models
Children learn to feel their body, their abilities, everything they say and do. The best way to teach them healthy habits is not with rewards or punishments. Instead, you should act positively and model healthy behavior.
If you set a good example, it will help them to learn good ways, to feel happy, and to make healthy choices. Do you have any changes to make yourself? It’s good. You can do it together.
Bad Habit # 1: Criticizing Yourself
Negative comments about how to get the message that self-esteem should be based on the size of your jeans or cradle. They can teach children to find flaws in the mirror, which can help them to develop self-esteem problems and a bad body image.
Bad Habit # 2: Emotional Eating
If you eat to feel better, if you are sad or disappointed, you can send unhealthy messages to your children. You show them that food is the way to feel good.
Instead, work on other ways to improve your mood if you feel bad. Let them see you talk to friends or go for a walk to make you feel better.
Bad Habit # 3: Too Much Texting, Emailing, Talking
It is not fair to tell children that they should not send text messages to the table when you are on the phone. What you do sends a louder message than what you say. Set family rules on the screens, and everyone, including their parents, must follow them. Use the time away from the equipment to have a good conversation or for a family bike ride.
Bad Habit # 4: Emphasizing the Superficial and Material
Many girls like to dress up. But experts say, be careful to make pediatric parts more important than other quality moments.
Use “girl time” to have fun with healthy habits: running around or teaching a sport. She will learn that being a girl means being strong and strong. In addition, you will find that sport is a great stress reduction. Also, tell her that she is smart or friendly with the frequency that complements her beauty.
Bad Habit # 5: Drinking to Perk Up or Feel Better
When you come home after a bad day at work and says, “you need something to drink,” you show your son that alcohol is a great way to relax and feel better about the skin. The same goes for tons of coffee or soft drinks for energy.
Instead, find healthier ways to reduce stress or get energy. Try exercise, meditation or a relaxing hobby and involve the whole family. These are good options for anyone to relax or recharge.
Bad Habit # 6: Making Everything a Competition
Tell your child that other children (neighbors, classmates, siblings) are athletic and rarely motivating.
Instead, congratulate him for giving his best. Help him focus on the pleasure of being outside or getting better. It can also help you find an activity that interests you and helps you practice. Talk about how you move every day and how you feel.
Bad Habit # 7: Always Arguing
If you and your partner are constantly under attack, your children will learn that this is acceptable. Stress is often a trigger for arguments.
If you need help dealing with stress, study some techniques to control stress. By discussing, you can feel better first, later feel worse. In addition, the stress of the fight has a negative effect on children.
Bad Habit # 8: Gossiping
Criticizing how someone looks or acts can be a sign of low self-esteem. About Blab? Stop if there is a good reason. Most likely, you do it out of habit, so do not vote it.
The same goes for many TV shows and Hollywood gossip magazines for a meeting. Instead, turn off the TV, set up the magazines, and show your children how to relax and revitalize themselves. Invite everyone to a bike or an Ascension.
If you are acting negatively with your children, do not ignore it and expect that they will not notice. Point out your mistake. Use it as a teaching moment.
Involve the children and ask them to help you stop. You will probably be more than happy to point out when you do it again, and everyone will be more aware. Family members are more likely to succeed in helping one another in making healthy choices.