Raising a Non-Toxic Child
It is hard to raise a happy, healthy and non-toxic child in a modern world filled with social pressures, negative influences and bad habits. Many studies have shown that our environment detrimentally affects our physical, intellectual and emotional development.
Thankfully, the parents still have the power and responsibility to raise a child that is happy, healthy and non-toxic. Here are some simple tips that can help you ensure your child is kept safe and clear of negative influences.
Encourage Healthy Habits and Positive Behaviour
Ensure your child knows the importance of healthy habits such as regular exercise, healthy eating and sleeping. Encourage them to pick up hobbies and activities that are positive and help in the development of their physical, psychological and emotional health.
Surround them with Positive Influences
Encourage your child to spend time with friends who are positive and have good values. Make sure you provide them with good role models to look up to and grade their peers positively.
Limit their Exposure to Toxic Media
Limit your child’s exposure to violence and toxicity found in social media and other digital formats. Monitor the activities they do online and teach them the consequences of saying hurtful or offensive things in the digital world.
Model Positive Behaviour
Be a role model for your child. Your child will take their behavioural cues from you. Show them how to manage your stress, express gratitude and exhibit compassion.
Teach your child to love and cherish themselves. Instill in them the power of positive self-talk and self-love. Help them to understand the importance of loving and accepting themselves just the way they are.
Teach them to Respect Others
Instil in them the values of respect and empathy. Encourage them to have understanding for cultures and people different from them. Advocate for diversity and teach them to respect people from all walks of life.
Raising a non-toxic child is achievable with a bit of guidance and the desire to do so. With the right approach you can help your child grow up to be an aware and compassionate person.
At the end of the day, there are no hard-and-fast rules for raising a non-toxic child. Every child is different and deserves to be treated according to their individual needs. However, by following the above tips you can ensure that your child is safe and sound on their way to building a positive, vibrant and non-toxic future.