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Simple Tips For Basic Health
Ensure your kids eat the right food and have plenty of natural exercise; this will help them fully flourish as individuals. If they’re sick, give them the BRAT diet—that’s: Bananas, Rice, Apples, and Toast. Food generally is some of the best “natural” medicine, if you will. The body is designed in such a way that certain compounds almost always provide solutions for deficiencies. That said, the needs for your child may differ.
There are three primary things to keep in mind when raising children healthy. Firstly, you need to consider the physical. Secondly, you need to consider the mental. Third, you need to consider where your children may need special attention of one kind or another. Determining such things requires working with trusted medical professionals in varying pediatric areas.
You’ll need to look into Ear Nose and Throat doctors multiple times throughout your young one’s growth; so you might want to look into an ENT in Waterbury. If you don’t have such a medical professional available in an emergency, an ear infection could go unchecked long enough you’ll need to consider solutions for your child involving where to get fitted for hearing aids.
The health of a child’s mind can lead them into varying physical conditions; just like your own mind can make you more or less healthy in a physical sense. Oftentimes those with Autism Spectrum Disorders develop conditions which require medical solutions such as hearing aids or implants. Part of the reason for that has to do with unhealthy habits fostered through cognitive difficulties.
What Bad Thinking Can Do
If your child is in an unhealthy frame of reference in terms of their thinking, this will manifest in behavior toward authorities, siblings, and other children. Additionally, it will affect how they eat, and how they sleep. A child who is oppositional and defiant owing to a lack of properly enforced boundaries may lie to your face and put themselves at risk.
Here’s a possible scenario: you give your child sweets because they love the candy and you love to give it to them; but the child values the candy more than is perhaps healthy. So when you say “no” on the candy for one reason or another, the child pitches a fit forcing some disciplinary action fitting your parental proclivities. After such action, you restrict the child from candy. You hear nothing about it after that, and in this area, the child behaves perfectly—or so it seems.
You find out six months later, at the dentist, that the young one simply discovered where the candy was hidden, and would now steal it behind your back. Terrible cavities demonstrate this sneaky activity. Well, the child’s mind was in an unhealthy state of opposition and defiance to parents, and involving something over which you had some control: the administering of sweets.
The Larger Picture
Certainly not all children will react in this way, but some will. What will help you avoid such situations is establishing healthy eating habits early on, keeping those patterns consistently, and only allowing for selective variation. Holidays, birthdays, special occasions—these can warrant candies.
Maybe one sweet a day could be okay. But the child must know there’s a boundary: only one sucker, or peppermint, or chocolate. After that, no more for the day. A routine with boundaries like this may instill in the child a skill of deferring gratification, wherein they wait to eat their candies until they can have more than one at a time—which, at this rate, would require several patient days.
This is a hypothetical scenario, but the idea to go away from this with is that providing for the health of children in a physical sense requires mental consideration as well. This means critical thinking and sometimes strategy, and getting advice from professionals, parents, family, or grandparents as it makes sense to.
Parenting is always difficult, and you’re imperfect; you’ll make mistakes, just as you have successes. Remember your own parents, and how they did the same! Yet if you establish good habits early, you can find mistakes quickly, and correct them before they become character flaws.