I woke up this morning filled with an overwhelming amount of gratitude – so grateful for the health of my husband and children as well as ALL my family members and for all of their love and support. Extremely grateful for all my friends who I miss dearly (a big shout out to Zoom for keeping lines of
Raising a healthy child goes beyond the basic needs of providing food, shelter and clothing. It requires parents to invest resources - time, energy and money – to nurture their children. A child doesn’t wake up one day and assume the role of a socially responsible and ethical person.
Since our children bring us tears of joy, we used the acronym, tear, to help remember what it takes to raise a healthy child. Parents need to perform the following:
- Teach – instruct or help your child learn;
- Encourage – give praise when necessary, if they do a good job tell them;
- Adjust –correct unacceptable behaviors and guide them in the right direction; and
- Reprimand - scold a child and use punishment that corrects or strengthens.
Raising a Healthy Child
As I watch my children grow up, it is vital that I equip them with the knowledge to make the right choices because good choices lead to good consequences; alternatively, bad choices lead to bad consequences. Will my child choose a healthy snack, e.g., apple vs. candy bar? Does my child possess the ability to walk away when another child talks negatively about someone behind their back? To help you raise a healthy child, we will provide articles in the following areas: nutrition, fitness, well-being, and spirituality.