As a Mother, one of your primary concerns will be the health of your family. However, when life is in full swing, sometimes it can be difficult to concentrate on everything you need to in order to ensure that everything is catered for. But that does not stop you from worrying. Luckily there are a lot of ways you can take care of your children’s health and reduce your stress as a result. Here are a few ideas:
One on One Time
If you are really pressed for time, then you need to make the time you have count. One way to do this is to have heart-to-heart with our children every day. It only needs to be a short but intimate and caring chat. Possibly the best time to do this is at bedtime as they are tucked in bed, ready to sleep. Use this time to really talk to them, see if they are okay. You are basically checking in on your mental family health. The more often you have these little chats, the easier it will be to spot any changes in their mood.
Look After Your Self
If you want to take great care of your family, then you need to start with yourself. Developing a great self-care regime will not only enable you to have more energy and feel less stressed, nit it is also a better role model for your children. They need to see you are a fully-functioning person who takes care of their own health. There is no better way to protect your family health than this. Besides with self-care, you will find that you are more confident and make better decisions for the family too.
You need to ensure everyone, including you and your partner go for regular health checkups. The dentist, doctors, and optometrist, etc. If anything is wrong, then you are far better getting it discovered at a routine appointment than waiting for the problem to rear its head in the worse way.
If you exercise, this is a great role model, and don’t forget to involve the children. Maybe make the most of your weekend and take the children somewhere for a hike. Perhaps you could have an activity each weekend where someone decides on an activity, and you all do it. Each week someone else gets to decide, so it s is fair and democratic. By doing this, you will bond with your children better, and they will bond with each other.
You need to make sure that your home is clean, neat, and tidy. Regular cleaning and vacuuming can prevent the build-up of dust which can cause allergies. Cleaning prevents mold, which can also have an effect on your child’s lungs, possibly even causing asthma. Also, ensure that you regularly check for things such as termites and rodents. If you ever find any evidence of these things, you should contact the local pest shop. Exterminators can also advise you on how to protect your home in the future.