By Contributing AFM Writer; Cheryl Conklin
As a parent, you play a key role in the health and wellness of your children. But one day, your kids are going to venture out on their own and assume responsibility for their own habits and choices. Set them up for success by instilling healthy habits from a young age! Teach them how to navigate difficult decisions and make choices that will benefit their mental and physical wellbeing in the long run. Below, you’ll find several great resources to help you do just that!
Make Healthy Habits Part of Your Routine
Research shows that habits form when we do the same things over and over again. Establish a healthy routine for your family and help your kids develop good habits!
Set a Good Example for Your Kids
Kids don’t just learn what you tell them, but they pick up on your actions as well. Let your children watch you making healthy choices.
Teach Healthy Coping Behaviors
Children who learn healthy ways to cope with negative emotions are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol when they grow up.
Teaching your child to enjoy healthy habits from a young age will set them up for a long and happy life. By setting a good example for your little ones, teaching positive coping behaviors, and establishing healthy family routines, your kids will develop the skills they need to make healthy choices for years to come!
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