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Is your child physically and mentally healthy?

Elvis Elvis

Is your child physically and mentally healthy?

Children are a reflection of their parents. If the adult swears, the children swear. If you have bad eating habits, they will follow suit. If you are late for work every day, they will grow up being late every day. If a child sees you on the mobile phone all day, they will spend all day on it too. If we smoke cigarettes, then they will sneak behind our back and do the same. It is as simple as that!

Is your child physically and mentally healthy?

Last year, we moved and we had to travel further to town. My son had just started middle school and he was turning up late for class every morning. He decided to have a heart to heart talk with me. My son told me the reasons why it was important for him to be the first one at school, so he could organize himself and look over work if he had not done enough preparation the night before. He made me promise that we would leave earlier. Simply leaving fifteen minutes ahead of schedule now means he is much more happier and settled when he arrives for school. It is discipline that he will install in his children.

I live in Bermuda and we have so many motorcycle related accidents. The death toll this year is fifteen. They are mainly young males. These men, women and parents with children do not use their indicators as they speed in out of traffic, rushing to get to wherever they are going. It is very upsetting as they are training their children to do the same.

Is your child physically and mentally healthy?

Children are exposed to so many influential factors outside of the home. Their school environment, their friends, media, television and unproductive games.

Is your child physically and mentally healthy?

If our children are be brought up in a healthy environment then we as parents have to set an example. A child’s physical and mental well-being will determine their success in life.