Today, we are living in a digital world. A fast-paced world that is filled with the hustle and bustle of technology. Parents are so occupied with their jobs and electronic gadgets that they can not make enough time for their kids.
Thinking that it will help the kids, millennial parents also introduce screens to their kids at an early age. Before turning 5, kids are already in front of a video playing on the screen. This is toxic for kids – especially for the ones who are under 5. At this initial stage of their lives, they need human interaction – real talks with their parents and sibling.
Remember when your grandma would hug and cuddle your siblings? That was the golden age of parenting. Kids were introduced to real-life talks and human interactions, and not screens and social media.
If millennial parents can bring back ‘that golden age of parenting,’ they will effectively raise happier kids. Their habits will be good. Growing up, they will be kind, compassionate human beings. They will not look up to social media and Google to make crucial decisions in their lives.
However, once these kids cross the initial stage of their lives, habit-building is the next challenge for their parents. Millennial parents need to spend quality time with their kids ensuring that their kids are developing healthy habits growing up. They should not be eating unhealthy food.
Similarly, they should be taking enough sleep and must develop a habit of reading growing up. This way, parents can help their kids build healthy habits growing up.
With that said, here are some healthy habits every millennial parent should teach their kids. Consequently, these kids will be successful and happy growing up.
Do Not Miss Your Breakfast
First thing first: Parents need to ensure that their kids are not missing breakfast. Every morning, when they wake up, constantly remind them that taking proper breakfast will make them ready for the day.
So, teach your kids not to miss breakfast at any cost. Tell them the importance of taking breakfast. Should the need be, bring them to the table to take breakfast with you – every single morning.
Eat Healthy Food & Eat On Time
Another essential habit that millennial parents should teach their kids is eating healthy food and eating on time. Tell them the cons of junk food. Explain to them what life will be like if they eat unhealthy food.
Similarly, teach them to eat on time. Ideally, create a schedule in the house for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And ask every family member to join in.
Develop A Habit of Reading
Reading is another worthwhile habit that parents should instill in their kids. It will broaden their perspectives and world views.
Thus, ask your kids about their interests in life. Based on their interests, bring books into the house and ask them to give them a read. In the long run, this reading habit will shape the worldview of your kids as they hit the real world.