As a parent you’re there to make sure that your children grow up in the best way possible, that being said you’re responsible for
showing them some habits that will help them become good members of the community.The question know becomes what kind
of habits would you like your children to have ?, in this blog will give you ideas of some of the things you can consider when
coming up with a list of traits you want them to have.By the end of this blog you’ll be able to mold your child into a respectable
Definition of A Habit
Habits are defined as a particular behaviour that is repeated regularly , which are usually done without any thinking or
feeling.This definition should be kept in mind through out this post.
9 Habits Children Should Have
Having looked at the definition of habits, we can now look at some of the ones that your children need to have.Its Important to
note that as you try to show them these things , you have to try and be consistent with helping them learn these patterns as this
will but them in a better position to learn them.
1. Good Hygiene Habits
One of the first habit that you might want to teach them is good hygiene, doing this will ensure that they’ll remain clean at all
times.I know that for a toddler it might be a tall order but , as you constantly show them how to wash their hands after using the
restroom and even how to clean up after themselves when they make a mess will have a huge impact on them as they grow.
So slowly teach them these things to ensure that it becomes effortless for them , good hygiene practices allows us to prevent
ourselves from becoming sick.
2. Healthy Eating
Eating the right foods gives children a good opportunity to grow and develop properly, as parents its our duty to make sure that
they know which foods are good for their health.As they get to learn which foods are good for them, they’ll be less likely to fall
into bad eating habits when they grow up.Obesity is one of the outcomes of unhealthy eating and is one of the leading health
conditions in the world today , this condition could lead to several other medical conditions that will be harmful to your health
such as heart disease.Making it even more important for us to show them what nutrients are health for our body.
3. Habit of Being Content
This one is going to pose a little bit of a challenge for you , is teaching your children how to be content with what they’ve been
given.Sometimes in life we don’t always get what we want at the moment and giving this type of information to your children is
very essential, it all starts by telling them no.Saying no doesn’t mean that you hate them but it just means your trying to discipline
to appreciate what they have been given.The more you give them what they want , the hard it will be for them to actually deal
with denial.So think of it as doing them a favour when you say no , they’ll be some tantrums but its worth it in the end.
4. Be Respectful
As mentioned in the begin of this post, when bring up children you try to make sure you teach them things that will help them
even during the time they become adults. Showing them how to be respectful is one of those things, however in order for them
to learn this you may have to be willing to lead by example more often.
When it comes to achieving anything in life , it all comes down to putting in the time and effort to make dreams become reality.
Ensuring that your children have the habit of working hard is essential for each one of us , we all want our children to be the best
and this can only be achieved through effort. Telling them to put in alot of effort into whatever their working on will place them in
a better position to achieve success.
6.Be Happy & Positive
This one has to be the most essential habit that has to be made a regular, being a positive person will allow you to express
yourself freely and allow you to attract good things towards your life.This makes it more of a reason you should make them have
this virtue , thinking positive does allow children to believe in themselves more.Which is the most critical part when it comes to
achieving their dreams , so always tell them to keep their chin up and smile more often.
Learning the value of sharing is something each of our young ones should be able to do, with all the things that happen in the
world today we have to be willing to help out one another.The young ones are the future after all , so teaching them this will
provide a better future for many to come.
Lastly , another habit which would be a great addition to their lives would be making them draw closer to God .Reading the
scripture will allow them to grow and develop the love for God , which will keep them from doing things that they aren’t supposed
to.The only way this can be done is by spending time with them to share the word of God , even though you might not be
christian training your child in the way they should grow from an early age is important for spiritual growth.
Lastly you have to make sure that they’re always polite to other people , saying please and thank you really shows people that
you’re respectful and grateful.
So these are eight of the habits that you might want to teach your children , hope you where able to learn a thing our two about