Monday August 20, 2018

Having a Tough Time Parenting? Know These Instances When You Need to Say No to Your Kids

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Say no to your kids when necessary. Pixabay.
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  • Being a parent is not an easy task which comes along with a lot of responsibilities and commitments.
  • To add more, the toughest part of the job seems to be when you have a say no to your kids.
  • Although, sometimes you can be an engaging parent to your child into fun activities but ensure to say no to your kids in matters that concern health and morale of your kiddo.

The following are a few instances where you need to say no to your kids irrespective of their wishes and demands:

Going to bed and waking up on time

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Say no to your kids for playing in the night and not sleeping. Pixabay.

You should be strict about deadlines for sleeping and form a proper routine for your kid—be it on school nights or holidays. You should convince yourself to say no to your kids and convey the importance of sleep with bedtime stories or healthy conversations. Afterall, we all know ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’.

Skipping meals

Ensure that your child consumes food at regular intervals. You should coax your child gently if your child denies eating certain meals. Say no to your kids to skip the morning breakfast. It forms the most important meal of the day that fills the body with required nutrition.

Overall hygiene

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Stress the importance of washing hands. Pixabay.

Healthy habits concerning hygiene and cleanliness should be inculcated to your child. Stress the importance of washing hands before and after meals and after using the toilets. Also, promote healthy eating by including nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits in your kid’s diet plan and say no to your kids to eat junk food.

Fewer video games, more exercise

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Exercising should be given importance to kids. Pixabay.

Make a specific time for your child to use electronic devices or play video games. At the same time, encourage them to play outdoor games and take part in physical activity. Exercising will help in boosting immunity to fight infections. Say no to your kids over excessive playing with electronic devices.

No gadgets at mealtimes

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Say no to your kids for junk food, instead add healthy snacks. Pixabay.

Healthy habits would make your child more active and happy. Say no to kids when it comes to watching television or the computer that will make your child lethargic. Introduce strict rules of not using gadgets at mealtimes.

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Adopt Healthy Habits to Maintain Youthful Looks

Kiran Lohia, medical director of Lumiere Dermatology, shares a few healthy tips for skin:

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Eat healthy meals with lots of fruits and vegetables to help prevent oxidative damage.
Eat healthy meals with lots of fruits and vegetables to help prevent oxidative damage. Pixabay

Growing older means becoming settled in career and personal life, but it also takes away our youthful looks. Wear sunscreen, eat well and get sufficient sleep to keep your skin looking young.

Kiran Lohia, medical director of Lumiere Dermatology, shares a few healthy tips for skin:

* Eat healthy meals with lots of fruits and vegetables to help prevent oxidative damage. And, don’t forget to eat enough protein so your skin can create collagen and elastin.

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Sleep well for youthful skin. Pixabay

* Sleep at least seven to eight hours a night so your skin has enough time to rejuvenate and heal itself.

* Exercise daily and avoid alcohol, cigarettes or drugs. Daily exercise has been proven to help keep your skin younger, while avoiding toxins will help preserve its natural youth.

Also Read: Want Glowing Skin? Include Vinegar in Diet

* The sun’s rays cause skin ageing, so protecting from them is essential. Wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30++ so that you are protected from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply it after every four hours. (Bollywood Country)