Your child is a bundle of joy for you. There is nothing on earth as blissful as that innocent smile or the moment the tiny one called you mum or dad. However, raising a child is a big commitment in itself. It is much more than just nurturing the body of the child by feeding him from time to time. You are also responsible for nurturing the mind and soul of your little one. Although distinct, the body, mind, and soul are interconnected.
Therefore, as responsible parents, we also need to feed the mind and soul of our children apart from the body. In today’s technology driven society, holistic nurturing has become especially important. At a young age, the mind is open to both negativity and positivity and lacks the ability to differentiate between the good and the bad. Therefore, training the mind and soul is imperative.
So where do we begin?
Proper fitness regime
Exercising ensures the overall development of your child while keeping the little one healthy and happy. A proper fitness regime has many benefits but often becomes a little monotonous and boring. But not all workouts are boring. Exercise can be achieved through fun activities such as Aerobics, Dance and or even for that matter, Free Play! It improves the cardiovascular state, bestows your kid with better coordination, flexibility and strength. It also helps in developing the motor skills and concentration of your child.
The nutritional experiences we have in our early life have lifelong consequences. Therefore, it is very important to develop healthy eating habits in your child. You can encourage this by being a role model. Cut down on junk or fast food and say no to carbonated drinks. Instead, cook balanced meals with healthy munches to snack in between. Besides water, lemonades and fruit-based smoothies are great to ensure your child is well-hydrated throughout the day.
It is time and tested that meditation helps the brain in a number of ways. Besides inner awareness and discipline, it helps in the development of the brain too. With the help of meditation, you can help your child develop better memory and comprehension. If your child is a bit more active than others, then you can help them practice meditation to calm their mind down. It is not only good for the body but also enhances mindfulness.
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