Why your own fitness habits as a mother influence your children

 

It is instilled in us from a very early age how important it is to be good role models to those younger than us, this mindset is one that most of us carry throughout our lives and especially when it comes to parenting. In terms of fitness it is important to demonstrate to your children the importance of exercise and healthy lifestyle from a young age so that they can acclimatize to keeping healthy and hopefully carry this mantra through their lives.

 

As a mother it can be easy not to prioritize fitness as you are so busy raising and looking after a child it can be hard to fit it in however, it is very important to make an effort to set an example to your child. Doing this can instill the proper mindset around health into your child so that they have the correct information and they will see fitness as a normal thing to do.

 

Not only does fitness improve your own health both physically and mentally but setting this example to your children can in turn help improve their own fitness. There’s a variety of services out there that can help you with techniques to encourage your child to exercise and help you to find the time to do your own exercise such asFit2bmomwhich offers help and advice in regards to keeping you motivated.

 

Overall, your own fitness habits are so important to the upbringing of your child. You are your child role models so it is important to consider that whatever they see you doing they are likely to mimic this behavior, so it is so important that you behave in a way that you wish for them and doing so can have health benefits in the future.

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The Top 3 Ways to Nurture Creativity in Children

Every parent wants their child to be creative but how you coax this creativity is such a fine line, if you become too pushy then your child may feel suffocated and reject your pushes. I will place three key tips that I have found from personal experience to help your child blossom.

It is extremely important to not make education seem like a chore you should try spark a sense of wonder in your child, try make them think. Do not simply ask them to read a book or draw but embrace that sense of innocence and wonder only a child can possess. So, this could involve you just asking questions make them think- I recently read a story about how human rubbish has reached Mars, ask them how they think it got there. Make thought fun. Help them embrace their wonder create a lust for learning within your child.

It is key not to pressure your child into anything creative, do not buy them a guitar if you do not know if they like guitar. Let them find their passions and then help them pursue this, never force your passions onto your child they will find it within themselves so do not panic if they are not writing prose by the age of three, just let them find their way and be there to help them reach their goals.

I think most importantly is to just let your child be a child as I previously mentioned creativity should be fun not a chore. If you allow your child to embrace who they are you will see such self-improvement and growth within themselves. Allow a sense of freedom for your child and their creative juices will begin to flow.

So, to summarize the three top way to nurture your child’s creativity is to try spark a sense of wonder, to not pressure them and to allow them to be their selves. You will find an environment that simply breeds creativity. 

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