7 healthy habits

Habit is our perpetual companion. Right from the age of 4 or 5 till we die. Habits good and bad play an important role in our life. There is a poem by a famous writer which says

“Take me, train me, be firm with me and

I will place the world at your feet.

Be easy with me and I will destroy you.

Who am I? I am Habit.

It is indeed a harsh truth that habits can make us as well as break us. We need to inculcate good and healthy habits in our children right from the beginning. So that in future, these good habits become their character.

7 Good Habits that every parent should teach their child:

  1. Respecting others:

Respecting others and accepting them the way they are is very important. Children do not listen to you but they follow you. You parents are their role models. Once you show respect to all, they too will follow the same. Children should be taught to listen and agree to other’s point of view.

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  1. Cleanliness:

Cleanliness is next to Godliness is what is taught in schools. Cleanliness should begin from home. Encourage your child to keep the house clean. This brings in a habit of hygiene which is the most important as good hygiene brings in good health. Teach them that they are not supposed to litter around when they are in public places.

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  1. Being confident:

Raising confident and independent children is not a child’s play. It needs a lot of hard work. Parents should encourage and appreciate their little ones when they help others or do some good work. Appreciation from elders not only boosts their confidence but also make them responsible kids. Let them manage daily petty chores like choosing a dress for a party or peeling a fruit. Doing this keeps them engaged and makes them independent.

Superhero kid

 

  1. Reading:

Reading books is becoming a rare scene these days. With the technological advancements like smart phones and ipads, children engross themselves in playing games and watching videos. Read out stories to them. This will not only inculcate the habit of reading but also teach them to be away from gadgets.

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  1. Maintaining a hobby:

Parents should try to learn their child’s interest. Some children love to paint, some love to dance while some love to sing. Encourage them to do what they like. Hobby becomes your best friend in times of difficulty. There should be some activities apart from study and work. This will help them relax and stay stress free.

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  1. Staying focused and strong:

A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence. Staying focused and staying strong can make a miracle turn to a reality. Teach your children to put in extra efforts in everything they do be it study or play.

 

  1. Being truthful:

Children should be taught to tell the truth in each and every situation. Stricter parents raise good liars. Be your child’s best friend. Even if they commit a mistake forgive them.truth

 

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