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04/29/2015
 While raising a young child, it’s important of course to ensure that he or she is working hard toward achieving milestones and academic goals. Alongside of that, it’s crucial to coach your child in creating healthy habits for life, as well. The Tutoring Center in Salem would like to assist you with that today by providing you with 5 tips to help your child form healthy habits.

Modeling Behavior

As with any behavior, you are likely already aware that your child watches you and repeats what you do. Therefore, if you want your child to begin making excellent habits for the rest of his or her life, you will need to begin or continue modeling said behavior. If you want your child to learn to love eating healthy, you can start by exploring healthy options with him or her. 

Staying Positive

Another great way to get your child excited about making healthy habits is by staying positive. It may seem easier to complain, but when it comes to forming great habits, your child should know that you are excited about the process. Look for the best about any healthy habit your family is forming together. Constantly remind your child that your family doing this together is a great way to ensure you are as healthy as possible. 

Limiting Technology

Though it is not necessary to remove technology from your home, necessarily, in fact there are some technological resources that are quite useful in learning, consider limiting your child’s use of technology. The more free time he or she has, the more likely your child will be to participate in healthy activities. Limiting technology to an hour a day frees up yours and your child’s time so that you can both spend more time forming great habits. 

Establishing Rewarding Rewards

Seeing your child in the process of forming healthy habits can certainly be great. If you wish to award him or her for doing so, or use a reward system to help encourage him or her along the way, then it’s important that you make the rewards rewarding. What we mean by this is that you should provide rewards your child will actually enjoy while at the same time keeping them in line with your family’s healthy habit goals. 

Staying Involved

Lastly, be sure that you and your child work together on forming these habits. It’s easy to determine what is healthy for your family and mandate that your child follows along. However, you’ll find a more fruitful path is one where your child is involved in the process. Pick out healthy meals together, plan family outings, and let your child choose and plan those alone as a surprise for you, if you’ve got an older child or someone else who can help with that prospect. 

Remember that while these healthy habits are getting underway, you’re likely to also see an increase in interest in academia from your child. You can help your child even further by providing him or her with fun study and spelling tips like those found on our blog. Likewise, if you think your child would do well by having some extra assistance in a specific subject area or task, remember that The Tutoring Center is ready to assist. For tutoring in Salem be sure to contact us to schedule a free diagnostic assessment and your child’s first tutoring session, (971) 600-3288.

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