Proper child development is critical because it inevitably affects every other area of a child’s future – from self confidence to hygiene to day-to-day interactions with peer groups for life. Which is why developing a proper hygiene right from the early stage is a must for Every Parent to teach their kids. And this is why we have prepared this guide for you on the 6 must-have habits that a healthy child must possess.
Must-Have Habits of a Healthy Child, Six Commandments
1. Early To Bed
Early to bed early to rise makes a kid healthy wealthy and wise is a popular saying that has perhaps been cliched but nonetheless is true. Giving your kid a definite bedtime routine that makes it so that they are in bed latest by 9 p.m. and get a solid 8 hours minimum of sleep is invaluable when it comes to their genuine development.
2. Safety Rules
Some parents are of the thought that following simple safety rules make them seem pedantic or dictatorial, but this could not be further from the truth. Kids must learn to follow safety rules from a very young age – most particularly the simple ones that may be overlooked: for instance, properly walking on the right side of the street, following the zebra crossing, getting off on the right side of the car, not meddling with stoves or other heated materials of high temperature to name a few.
3. Stranger Danger
This is another safety rule that may be overlooked due to the fact of it widespread usage. But overlooking this would definitely be a mistake on any parents part. Children specifically at a young age of 3 to 6 should be repeatedly told to not trust just anybody because the truth is they are gullible, and highly impressionable, and as such might be too easy a target for unscrupulous people all over.
4. Eating Healthy is wise
Kids should be thought and made conscious of the advantages of eating healthy. They need to be encouraged to consume only healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, and to stay away from sugar and fatty snacks. Not only should be encouraged, too, they should also be made aware of the fact and the reasons behind this.
5. Staying Hydrated
It is no secret that water helps the human system in numerous ways. No secret, that is, to an adult. But to a young impressionable child, this might not be very well known. Many of us, in fact, found out at a very late age. But teaching kids the advantage of staying hydrated makes it so that the negative effects of lack of proper hydration would never have a chance to set in.
6. Sharing is Caring
The importance of this can – maybe even quite literally – never be overstated.
Sharing is caring.
And one of the most effective and most important ways of ensuring proper hygiene is not only by caring for others but by sharing with them the things that we have and know. This may not seem obvious at first, but like most random acts of human kindness, the effect comes back to us in ways that we might not even be aware of, but the indubitable fact will always remain that: it always come back.