If you’re like most parents, you want your child to be a spiritually, mentally, and physically balanced being who attains personal and professional success. However, these things will not materialize magically. Rather, children lead positive, productive lives when they are taught life skills and nurtured in a loving way. Luckily, there are numerous parenting strategies you can employ to ensure that your child leads the optimal life she or he deserves. Here are three of them:
1. Spruce Up Your Home.
Environment plays an integral role in child development. Specifically, orderly, aesthetically appealing physical spaces can help your child think and work more productively. Home environments that are consistently clean and highly functional can also help create a sense of stability in your child’s life. As such, it’s important for you to periodically spruce up and optimize your home. There are numerous DIY projects you can put in place to do so, including the use of dryfast foam products like marine foam cushions in your child’s bedroom. Companies like The Foam Factory sell these products.
2. Emphasize Optimal Eating.
Another parenting strategy you can deploy to optimize your child’s life is placing emphasis on optimal eating. Children who eat well tend to have more energy, a stable mood, and greater self-confidence. The positive benefits that eating well have on the mind and body are unlimited, so make sure that you start teaching your child healthy eating patterns as soon as possible. One way to do this is by being a model, which means that you should be avoiding junk food like candy bars and highly processed items such as frozen dinners. Also be sure to pack fresh fruit and vegetables in your child’s lunch box so that you know what she or he is eating in the school cafeteria.
3. Be Active With Your Child.
One final strategy you should deploy to optimize your child’s life is being active with her or him. Children who exercise regularly have boosted immunity, a more positive body image, and better posture. There are several ways that you can be active with your child, such as becoming a coach or assistant for the local basketball, soccer, or softball team that she or he participates in.
Parenting is a skill that is honed and improved upon throughout the course of time, and the result of great parenting is oftentimes a balanced, happy child. As such, the use of sound parenting strategies is important if you want your child to lead an optimized life. Refer to the information found in this quick reference guide to ensure that you can help facilitate this outcome!
Lady Anne Louise Barrun saysJanuary 18, 2016 at 9:54 am
Great tips. I will surely remember this. I didn’t know these are the factors that can help me to optimize my child’s life.
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 22, 2016 at 8:47 am
It really is important that we get involve in our child’s life 🙂
celin mendoza saysJanuary 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm
I am no glad that we are currently renovating our home and one of the things that I really propose is to put up a reading nook. Gadgets these days are really disturbance if left uncontrolled, kaya I see to it that my kids will have a lot of educational options that they will be interested too. My dilemma now is their eating habit =(. Still working on it!
Louisa saysJanuary 18, 2016 at 8:32 pm
Those are accurate strategies and I agree with sprucing up your home and I try to be active with my little one.
TweenselMom saysJanuary 19, 2016 at 10:04 am
When my kids compare our family to other families, bakit si ganito, bakit si ganon, I always tell them that families are unique from each other like fingerprints. But I do agree that there are still basic ingredients in achieving success in parenting.
Maan saysJanuary 19, 2016 at 10:54 pm
Naku I need to work on number 3. My son is very active pero I just sit there, watching him run, ride his bike, etcetera haha!
Pearliza Paguio saysJanuary 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm
Great reminder mommy! I’m doing my best to meet all these 3 especially number 2 my eldest is just so hard to feed!
berlin saysJanuary 20, 2016 at 9:56 am
Very insightful post. Thanks for this.
Been so protective of my boys but lately Im loosening up na rin since they are tweens and they need to be independent na rin. This does not dismiss the fact though that they know nothing about household chores and reviewing on their own. I just do not want them to go out alone or attend events without me. Now, I let them and they seem to be enjoying that freedom.
Mhaan Arambulo - Delos Santos saysJanuary 21, 2016 at 9:52 am
Thanks for sharing these tips mommy, I am first time mom and this is super helpful!
Janice saysJanuary 21, 2016 at 10:34 am
I agree with these tips. However, I have to do more in terms of being active, I think. I have to incorporate more physical activities into our life.
Rowena Wendy Lei saysJanuary 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm
Kinda challenging to spruce up our home because I need to get rid of so many things XD
MrsMartinez saysJanuary 22, 2016 at 10:12 am
These are great tips, mommy Pehpot! I really like decorating our home. When my daughter is a bit older, styling our home will definitely be one of our bonding moments next to shopping haha
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 22, 2016 at 10:23 am
next to shopping! hahaha
I wonder, ano kaya ang magiging itsura ng room ng daughter mo 🙂
Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy saysJanuary 25, 2016 at 11:42 am
I agree, especially with the third one. They often see me holding my phone or working on the computer that they stick with their ipads too. I don’t like it so these days I’m really making an effort to run around with them, play with the scooters etc.
Rhoda Fajardo saysJanuary 25, 2016 at 5:10 pm
I agree with all the tips. I’m currently involving my kids in all my activities, even my freelance and networking business so that they will understand why mommy is always busy. But I always make sure that their environment is positive and kid-friendly. =)
jennifer villanueva saysJanuary 27, 2016 at 3:30 am
great tips! i agree in all you said here, parenting truly is a work in progress, and the outcome can be appreciated as time goes by. i am hoping i would be able to nurture my child well as she grows older.. thanks for this post
Ayi saysJanuary 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm
I have to agree with your tips, though I’m still working on the eating part :)) My eldest is a picky eater and I’m doing my best to make her eat more nutritious foods 🙂
Mommy levy saysJanuary 27, 2016 at 9:09 pm
I wish I can be as active as Ren and we can do exercise together.
Jackie saysJanuary 29, 2016 at 10:59 pm
Thanks for the tips! 🙂 Sigh, wish my elder daughter would eat more. Totally agree with your tip on that.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen saysFebruary 1, 2016 at 5:31 am
Our current goal this year is healthy eating for the family and encouraging Ykaie to move. Ngayon love na love nya ang Zumba…