If you have children, then you already know that having them go to school usually costs you more stress than it does them. Always worrying if they’re doing well, if they’re not getting bullied, if they are eating their lunches, the list never ends. To an extent, it’s hard to get involved in your child’s education too much nowadays with schools being somewhat restrictive of who’s allowed in or out. The whole teaching schedule being somewhat more rigid doesn't help, but what you can do is make sure you are sending them off to school in the best shape possible. Staying healthy is important at every stage in life, but especially when you are going through education as a child. It's the time when your brain needs to be constantly active, absorbing new information, as opposed to waiting for their nine to five shift to finish so they can go home. So, do both yourself and your child a favor by keeping them feeling fresh during their school days. “How?” you might ask, well, if you want a place to start then keep reading.
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Stick to packed lunches
Of course this might not be the case in all schools, but if you noticed that your child’s school dinners look more like a fast food, with a burger, some beans and some fries, then it might just not be the best long-term solution for eating on school days. Then again, packed lunches are not always easy to make appealing. Often, just a sandwich that’s been knocking around a lunchbox in some tinfoil might not be as appetising as one would hope, but sometimes it is just inevitable. On the other hand, what you can do is add a few things to make the overall meal seem a bit more appealing. Yes this is supposed to be a healthy lunch, but if you add a few treats here and there nothing will happen, as long as it isn't the main course. Not to mention, you could sneak in some vitamins here and there, which you could check out right here. Some are a bit more appealing to kids than the average white tablet or capsule, coming in the form of gummies, and some fancy packaging. Kids are bound to be a lot more interested, saving you the trouble of having to convince them to take their pills or syrups, as they will just eat them with their packed lunch as a treat.
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Keep their lifestyle in check
It might be hard to control your child without coming off as overprotective or too strict, and even if you do manage, then it’s a tough balance to keep going. Probably the best way to go about it, is to be relatively strict during the average school week, making sure they do their work, go to sleep on time, and so on. But during the weekend, let them go out with friends, go to sleep late if they so desire, sit in front of the computer and whatever else you know they enjoy doing. If you keep them in check too much, for too long, they will eventually grow resentful of what you tell them, and the moment they will have some freedom of their own they might spiral out of control. We’ve probably all seen it happen at one point or another, so it’s not exactly a novel concept, but often children from the most “conservative” and “strict” families tend to do a lot of silly things the moment they have a bit of freedom. Try not to keep your child’s desires for freedom muffled over the years, but before they know how to look out for themselves, make sure they do what’s necessary. Once again, no one said it would be easy.
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Keeping the kids in check has been the hardest thing for me. I’ve noticed that their classmates are way too caught up with what they see on the internet and social media that they keep imitating them.
Yes, even some homeschool friends too! I am often surprised to hear that friends are allowed to play M rated games at very young ages. Lots of prayer and character training going on here, yet only God knows what is deep in their heart.