Raising Healthy Kids Tidbits


RAISING HEALTHY KIDS TIDBITS

JOCKING HELPS

When parents joke and pretend, it gives young kids the tools to think creatively, make friends and manage stress.

BE POSITIVE

Parents who express negative emotions towards their infants are likely to find themselves with aggressive kindergarteners.

GET HAPPY YOURSELF

Depressed moms struggle with parenting & even show muted responses to their babies’ cries compared with healthy moms.

PROVIDE HEALTHY MEALS

Eating right will help provide the nutrients needed to have energy, build strong bones, and fight disease and conditions.

ENCOURAGE SPECIAL SKILLS

Playing catch in the yard, dancing in the living room, and chasing after lighting bugs provide opportunities for intellectual, physical, and personal development.

ENCOURAGE PROBLEM-SOLVING

Engage your child in figuring out how they can handle challenges. Give them the opportunity, over and over to figure out what works and what doesn’t.