Teaming up with your Child for a Better Home Environment
by Jason Walter
While we are busy with our hectic life schedules, we forget the most important thing in life—our family. Many people claim that the only reason they leave their house in the morning is because they want to provide for their family. Is putting food on the table everything? In this post, we will examine, what is it that makes a home and how you can team up with your children to promote a healthy environment.
What are we doing wrong?
There is no doubt about the fact that you do whatever you do to provide for your family. Family protection and safety is every parent’s number one priority, but have you ever wondered that your absence might be affecting your child? Children need to constantly supervise, especially in the early stages of life. Living with a family where parents do not have enough time for their kids is just equivalent to living with a dysfunctional family where no one speaks to each other.
Why the environment matters?
The home environment is the most important thing for any child. For those who believe that environment doesn’t matter, think again. The Environment is basically the most crucial thing that can help build your child’s character. How, you may ask? A good home environment fosters different behavioral aspects in children that no school can teach. A healthy environment allows children to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and an overall healthy lifestyle.
What can we do?
Before we can go any further, it is important to understand what home environment encompasses? A home environment includes rules, policies and standards regarding lifestyle set by the parents. These standards define how parents are raising their children and how children are reacting to those standards. In order to understand this better, let’s look at an example. According to a recent research survey, parents who are obese usually have children with weight issues. Why? Because parents who have no control over their own diet cannot possibly control their child’s diet. So you see how environment influences children?
Similarly, children who frequently visit playgrounds and engage with adventurous outdoor playground equipment are far more energetic than the children who are not accustomed to healthy physical activities. Parents who stay physically active, keep their children active, which greatly impacts their health in the log run.
Other research has shown that children do whatever they experience in their homes, which makes it crucial for parents to promote a healthy environment. You don’t want your child to be swearing like you do in the house? Team up with your child to promote an environment that will allow your child to have a healthy lifestyle. Your community playgrounds, commercial playground equipment, backyards and living rooms offer ample opportunities to have an active lifestyle. Use these opportunities and create a perfect surroundings for your children.
Got something to add to the above discussion? Use the comment section below and let us know how you have created the perfect environment for your children.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason Walter is an enthusiastic author with expertise in myriad parenting issues. With more than 8 years of working experience, Walter composes content that helps parents become better at what they do for their children. Walter divides his time between two extremely energetic young kids and writing. To read more about Walter’s research work, visit Creatve Recreational Systems Inc.