Kids need to prepare for the day ahead, just like the rest of us. However, their goals are quite different from those of adults. That’s why it’s important to tailor your action plan around your child’s individual needs.
Not sure where to get started? No problem, NieCat Life Coaching shares some effective ideas to get your kids motivated for school, extracurricular activities, and more.
Role-Modeling Self-Care for Your Children
Being a parent can be exhausting. Between the time you spend caring for your child and ensuring they’re meeting their needs, it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself.
It’s important, however, to make time for self-care in order to take care of yourself and your children. One way to show kids that taking care of themselves is important is by modeling it for them.
If you’re dealing with your own stressors in life, it can affect your child’s self-care routine. Therefore, you should find ways to reduce work and life stress. Some helpful ways of achieving this are by mixing up your daily routine, eating and exercising well, and striving not to be a perfectionist. If you run a business and struggle to find enough time to spend with your children, consider hiring an administrative assistant or what accounting software options are available to free up your time. As a parent, you are the most important person in your children’s lives, so it’s vital that you have enough time to spend with them.
One thing you can do to improve your child’s sleep is teach them how to fall asleep on their own. This can be difficult for some children, but with the right guidance and routine, they’ll be able to fall asleep on their own in no time.
The first step to teaching your child is to make sure they’re tired enough. One way to help them grow tired enough is by making sure they exercise or play outside before bedtime. If they have trouble falling asleep after a long day of playing, you can also suggest that they read in bed or play an easy game for a few minutes before going to sleep.
Once your child is tired enough, give them a set of rules for what time their lights go off and how long it should take them to fall asleep. These rules should include not using any electronics at all in the hour before bedtime and keeping their room very dark when it’s time for lights out.
Children can have a difficult time preparing for their day ahead if they don’t get enough sleep or if they have to wake up too late. To prepare children for the day ahead, encourage them to establish a self-care routine and make time for themselves before they start their day.
Boosting Mood and Mental Health
Kids can find many ways to boost their mood and mental health. Some of these include exercising, meditating, practicing gratitude, breathing, creating art, and listening to music. Exercise is one of the best mood boosters for kids.
It releases endorphins which give kids feelings of joy and happiness. This makes them feel better about themselves. When kids exercise, they also get a lot of fresh air, which helps their bodies detoxify. Being able to take in the fresh air also gives kids more energy to do things throughout the day.
Meditation is another great way for kids to feel better about themselves and have more energy throughout the day, as it slows down breathing and helps you focus on your favorite calming activities such as listening to music or watching a movie that relaxes you. This helps your brain release serotonin, which makes you feel happier and calmer overall.
If you’re struggling with your role as a parent and need support, contact NieCat Life Coaching today!