Start with your Children
As parents, it's difficult to juggle the daily struggles and the busy lifestyles we live, but we have lots of time to implement simple strategies to get our kids on the right path with the health, exercise, and social skills. To be a great parent, we don't need to buy them fancy gadgets, expensive stuff, or take them anywhere fancy like the local pizza joint with tons of games, we need to spend quality time with them and take them to the park and play with them. We can go to the "monte" like we say it here in Laredo. We can play board games in the dinner table before or after our meal. We can make healthy snacks from scratch instead of buying sugary drinks and high sugar snacks. So I wanted to share of few of these tips as I know we all struggle to keep a balanced lifestyle when it comes to being a parent.
Here is a program for keeping children ages 3 to 10 healthy after school that includes a healthy diet, exercise, and improve on social skills:
- Offer a variety of healthy snacks and meals, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy.
- Limit processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.
- Teach children about the importance of eating healthy foods and making good choices.
- Encourage children to get at least 60 minutes of exercise each day.
- Offer a variety of activities, such as running, jumping, biking, swimming, and dancing.
- Make exercise fun and engaging for children.
- Provide opportunities for children to interact with each other in a positive way.
- Encourage children to play cooperatively and resolve conflicts peacefully.
- Teach children about the importance of empathy and respect for others.
- Take them to your public library or local book store and get one of their favorite books to read.
Here are some additional tips for keeping children healthy after school:
- Establish a regular sleep schedule and make sure children get enough sleep.
- Create a calm and relaxing environment after school to help children wind down.
- Monitor children's screen time and limit it to healthy levels.
- Set limits on sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks.
- Encourage children to drink plenty of water.
- Take children to the park or other outdoor activities on a regular basis.
- Get involved in your child's after-school activities and provide support.
By following these tips, you can help your child stay healthy and happy after school.
I currently struggle with some of these so I will use this program to give me ideas to keep my children healthy in all areas of life.
Thanks for sharing your frequencies on my website! You and your family are in the right frequency!
Eric S. Castillo