What most do you enjoy when it comes to being a parent?
For many parents, seeing their children grow up is something they would not trade for all the money in the world.
When it comes to raising your child, do you feel you have everything it takes to do a great job?
What Will Your Focus as Parent Be?
In doing all it takes to feel good about your parenting skills, here are three areas to focus in on:
1. Health of your child – It goes without saying the health of your child is something you do not take for granted. So, are you confident you are doing all you can to keep your child healthy? From day one until you are no longer in their life, it is important for you to focus on health. This means not only that they have all their immunizations from an early age on, but a focus on diet and exercise. When it comes to their diet, do all you can to feed them the right foods. A nice balance of fruits and vegetables at an early age is key. You also want to keep an eye on their sugar intake over time. While some junk food here and there is not the end of the world, do not allow it to be a steady staple of their diet. Exercise for your child is also key. Being in good shape will reduce their chances for illness and injuries.
2. Providing good entertainment – Some kids can get rather bored in no time at all. With that in mind, do you feel like your child has enough to entertain them on a regular basis? From things to do at home to going out and having fun, find entertainment your young one will enjoy. If you have a liking for the 1980’s, you may want to share some entertainment from that decade with them. Having the ability to catch some top 80s kids movies can put a smile on their face. If you have another decade or two you also want to show them, by all means go for it. Along with movies, you can opt for TV shows, music and more. Finding entertainment they enjoy and is appropriate for them can leave them smiling.
3. Doing well in school – Finally, not every kid is going to end up being a straight A student. That is by the time their school days are over. That said you want to encourage your child to do well in school as the years go by. Doing so can open a lot of doors for them. That is both in a college of choice and down the road a good job. Doing well in school can also mean being active in a variety of activities. That is from sports to music to theater and more. Not only is this good for your child’s ability to grow and learn, they can also make some friends doing activities.
When raising your child, are you confident you will make more right decisions than wrong ones?