Ensuring our children grow up to be healthy and happy is all about teaching them the healthy habits in life. Being healthy isn’t just about eating the right foods, it’s about having a healthy attitude towards life. In other words, being healthy is about being of a positive mindset, but also, a sensible one. Being sensible doesn’t come easy to children, because they follow their intuition, as a result, some children aren’t so cautious. So this means we have to teach our children some of the basic safety tips as soon as possible, especially in this big, scary world. So, what are the best things to teach our kids?
Children are vulnerable to road accidents, and many children have learnt the hard way. When going through something like this, there are more details online as to how you can get additional help, but the best defence is preparation. Teaching your children good quality road habits as soon as they grasp some form of comprehension is essential. In addition to this, other habits, such as not running near a busy road, or understanding what traffic signs and traffic lights mean, can add up to an overall sense of safety.
Teaching our children online safety is more important than ever. If you grew up without the internet, it can be a lot harder to grasp. But it’s worth instilling a sense of vigilance in our kids, no matter how old or young they are. The golden rule is never to share any information, which can be difficult when it comes to social media. But when your kids are so young, minimizing their internet use is the best approach; limit it to games and similar programs.
When Someone Is Being Inappropriate
Educating our children in whether someone has behaved inappropriately with them is a difficult subject to convey properly. But, teaching them about good touch and bad touch is one way to help them differentiate circumstances where it’s okay, and where it’s not. In addition to this, there are extenuating circumstances where it is acceptable, for example, the doctor’s office. But this is an ongoing discussion you should have with your child. Ensuring that your child knows that their body is there own, and is no one else’s is one of the most essential behaviours we can nurture, because our children can grow up safe and secure in the knowledge of what is good and what is bad in these difficult situations.
Teaching our children these habits early on in life means we can relax in the knowledge that we’ve raised well-balanced children. Life is an ongoing battle for every one of us, and we always learn new things, but it’s important to school our children in the basics so they can progress through life without much confusion. Our children learn from us, and so while it is important to set a good example, we have to remember that there are learnt behaviours we have that they aren’t aware of yet.