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With one kid heading to college in a year and the other quickly approach tweendom, I have recently been reflecting on how I have done as a parent. How I have done as far as teaching them the things they need to grow into useful members of society. Have I given them the tools they need to grow and learn and someday become strong adults that make their marks on the world.
I am far from perfect, but I know that they are smart, funny, beautiful, and above all else, happy and healthy. I will tell you how I help my kids get where they are now!
Give Them Proper Vitamins and Supplements
Even though Gavin spends a lot of time outside and eats all the right foods, I know that his body still needs a little extra in the vitamin department and that’s what they make all those gummies for. However, they don’t really help with keeping him in good gut health and since I have had some great success with probiotics, I decided to give him some that are specially formulated for kids.
I found Hyperbiotics at Target and they have a great one for kids, Pro-Kids that Gavin loves. Hyperbiotics encourages better digestive health, promotes improved immunity and can improve energy and clarity. They are also really affordable at only $19.99 a month and even though they would never last that long in my house, they have an 18 month shelf life and never need refrigerated. Pro-Kids are great for kids because their small pearl size is easy to swallow, are time released to survive stomach acids and are sugar-free while still tasting yummy, according to Gavin.
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One of my kid’s more quirkier traits, they actually got from me. They are very fickle. They come to me and say hey mom, I want to do (fill in the blank) and we sit down and come up with a plan and try and implement it as long as they are willing to do what needs to be done and as long as I approve. Such as when my daughter came home and said she wanted to play the violin, 7 years later, she is still just as much in love with it as day 1.
Gavin, on the other hand, said that he wanted to become a Youtuber. So we set up a channel, bought some stuff that he would need for his videos and went about making a few videos, all before he lost interest. Even though I wasn’t sure 100% that either of them would stick with their activities, I supported them in their journey to figure out what they wanted to do.
Don’t Be Afraid to Show Affection
Something that is not lacking in our house is hugs and kisses and cuddles and my kids love every bit of it, although they do still go eeewwww when hubby and I hug and kiss. However, they do it while giggling and they know that while mommy and daddy may argue at times, we have a very healthy relationship. My kids are even very affectionate with each other and it is strange to see this with siblings that are far apart in age, at least for me it is. My brother and I are 8 years apart and I cannot remember hugs that weren’t almost forced.
Feed Them a Balanced Diet
I remember when I was a kid, most of my friends hated vegetables, I was one of them. On TV, you would always see kids cringing when mom served them healthy greens. I grew up thinking that all kids hated them so I was pleasantly surprised when my kids ended up loving veggies. Green beans and broccoli specifically do not stand a chance of being leftovers in our house. They also love fruits, Lexi with her pomegranates and apples and Gavin and his bananas and oranges. In fact, there are very few things that my kids don’t like, unlike me growing up. Because they enjoy all the healthy foods, I have no problem also letting them indulge in yummy yet oh so bad for you treats.
Build Lasting Memories Together
Whether it be going to the park or playing a rousing board game or even just cuddling on the couch watching a movie, spending time with your kids is probably one of the most important things you can do for them to help them grow up happy and healthy. It shows them that we love them and accept them for exactly who they are.
Encourage Them to Go Outside and Play
When hubby and I were kids, we were rarely at home during daylight hours. We were out playing at the park with our friends or riding bikes or even collecting bugs. Yes, I collected bugs, caterpillars in Alaska and Washington and Rolly Pollies in New Mexico and Arizona. My kids, however, are not bug lovers, Lexi thinks that moths are going to eat her face off and Gavin runs to daddy to kill crickets. Unfortunately, we have not always lived where there are other kids going outside to play and neither of the kids like to go out without other kids to play with. In fact, until recently, Gavin never really played outside much at all because he was just not happy but now that there are kids his age to play with, he is rarely ever indoors anymore and is even starting to be more bug oriented, at least with Milkweed bugs.
Which tip is your favorite? Have one to add?
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