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Healthy Parenting Starts with Healthy Parents

Posted on 12-19-2014 | Kids R Kids Learning Academy of West McKinney

From tantrums and timeouts to teenage rebellion, parenting is hard work. Many parents are crossing their fingers and hoping they won’t make a mess of raising their children. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be a guessing game!

Child psychologists have been studying what constitutes a healthy parenting approach and many have singled out one essential ingredient: a healthy parent. One of the quickest and easiest ways for a child to learn good, healthy behavior is to model the behavior of their parents or caregivers. If you are taking care of yourself, your child will reap the benefits of a well rested, less stressed, and more available parent.

Health includes more than just a physical condition; it also takes into consideration the mental and emotional state of a person. A study published by Child Development discovered the stress of a parent has the ability to imprint onto their child’s genes and have lasting effects.

Parenting expert, Dr. Laura Markham suggests parents always take a little bit of time during their busy days and weeks to focus on their own well-being. She suggests, “Go to bed earlier so you’re better rested, eat healthfully to maintain your mood… and slow down your pace so you can enjoy life. “ The expectation to be a perfect parent and raise perfect children always leads to an environment that can be unforgiving, high-pressured and stressful. As you come to grips with your strengths and shortcomings as a parent, it’s important to maintain healthy adult relationships with people who care about you and can support you.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of West McKinney, we understand the importance of cultivating healthy parent-staff relationships as well as child-teacher relationships. We are dedicated to supporting your child in a nurturing environment that promotes learning and a ton of fun! Contact us today!

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