Child Abuse Prevention Agency
A&E Family Services
improving family life,
knowledge and understanding
Eating more nutritious foods that lead to a healthier life is a common goal for many families. But the question is, how? How do we turn that goal into action and start taking the necessary steps to eat better?
Learn what the nutritional needs are for your family, and take on healthy changes to eat better,Healthy foods should be the easy snacking options around the house Eat your fruits and vegetables. It’s cliché but it’s necessary for you and your family to get the nutrients needed to live a healthy lifestyle.
Sleep is no less important than food, drink, or safety in the lives of children. Although this may seem apparent, many of us actually do not allow our children to get the critical sleep they need to develop and function properly.
It's certainly not something we do on purpose. As a matter of fact, we often don't think much of it, and that is the problem. With parents working long hours, schedules packed with school, after-school activities, and other lifestyle factors, naps are missed, bedtimes are pushed back, mornings start earlier and nights may be anything but peaceful. Missing naps or going to bed a little late may not seem like a big deal, but it is. It all adds up, with consequences that may last a lifetime.
No matter how well teachers are prepared to teach, no matter what accountability measures are put in place, no matter what governing structures are established for schools, educational progress will be profoundly limited if students are not motivated and able to learn. Health-related problems play a major role in limiting the motivation and ability to learn of urban minority youth, and interventions to address those problems can improve educational as well as health outcomes. Healthier students are better learners.
Parents guide by providing goals and limits that are appropriate to the age, ability and interest of the child.
Parents encourage through praise and celebration of accomplishments.
Parents affirm through a positive relationship that includes time to play and have fun as well as time to communicate and reflect.
Parents also provide training rules to promote healthy development, learn self-discipline and develop a healthy respect for themselves and others.
How you as a family can bond together and work through things, caring and supporting each other, even when the going gets tough, making the bonds and connections even stronger than before.
Social media isn't going anywhere .
As parents ,we need to consider how it affects our kids' developing minds and determine what role it shout play in our children's lives.