Great habits your child can benefit from
|According to research by Charles Duhigg, author of ‘The Power of Habit’, 40% of our lives are controlled by our habits. That’s a vast amount of time but it’s also good news. This means that we can help our kids develop fruitful habits so they will be happier and healthier individuals. But where to start? We’ve made a small guide for you with specific tips.|
Set the right example
Consciously and unconsciously, kids copy a lot of their behavior from their parents. They imitate from an early age, they look up to you.
Be a role model. Be the one with the great habits. Telling them smoking is bad while you light another cigarette won’t do the trick ? Participate actively in forming their good habits.
Limit screen time for more creativity
Dr. Nicholas Kardaras (tech addiction expert) once said, ‘it’s easier to treat a drug addict than a true screen addict.’ Ouch!
Creativity isn’t developed when staring at the screen. It is nurtured while creating with our own hands. Like the Infento scooter for example!
Make physical play fun
Experts say kids need at least one hour of physical activity a day. Encourage physical play by going outside with your kids and giving them plenty of options to play physically. This habit helps to build a healthy lifestyle for your children. Driving around on your Flowmotion or Arrow is a fun way for kids to get exercise and fresh air daily.
Track habits on a board
Making your family habits visible and tracking them daily makes it easier to persevere. You can checkmark your good habits every day: outside activity, reading, being creative, studying, eating vegetables and fruit, and others. Checkmarking is very satisfying and motivates your kids.
Reward the results
Even if the progress and the rewards are small, they can be the key to consistency. Our brains are wired to like the enjoyment of a reward and crave for more, just as your kid’s brain ?
Building a habit takes a couple of months to get into human system. Start today and continue into the new year with fresh new habits. Your children will thank you later ? Good luck!
“A huge amount of success in life comes from learning as a child how to make good habits. It’s good to help kids understand that when they do certain things habitually, they’re reinforcing patterns.” – Charles Duhigg.