Which Bad Habits Have You Given Up For Your Kids?

I believe that every human here on earth has a bad habit. Regardless of how minor or grave our “bad habits” are, they are not easy to break. The difficulty of breaking loose from a negative habit has been proven by hundreds of studies over the years. However, knowing the fact that children pick up a great deal of their attitudes and behavior from their parents, we have this extra strong drive to change for the better. Which bad habits have you given up for your kids?

One of the hardest habits I had to give up for my children is my love for sweets and fast food. While eating these foods make me feel satisfied, I realized that they endanger not only my health but also that of my kids. I do not want them to grow up and have the same love for these unhealthy foods and suffer from serious health problems later on.

I take being a positive role model for my children very seriously, and try my very best at it. Which bad habits have you given up for your kids?

Read more about parents giving up bad habits for their kids: “Bad Habits Die Hard.”

The Importance Of Correcting Little Problems

Every day, we are faced with different challenges in raising our kids. As one Mom puts it, in her blog post called, Parenting is Challenging, “Everyday, I have to embrace a myriad of issues pertaining to my 3 girls…  Everyday I grapple with old problems and on some days, I get ‘interesting’ issues which really stir my mind..”

Raising children is indeed challenging! (No doubt about that!) As parents, it is our responsibility to provide for our children’s needs–love, a sense of security, food, shelter, clothing, and education. Not only that, we are also responsible for their character formation and development. In other words, we are greatly responsible for how they will turn out when they grow up.

So even though our days are filled with non-stop physical exertion, mental stress, and emotional pressure we cannot afford to ignore the issues that our children are facing–yes, even the littlest ones! We must take notice of their acts of misbehavior, learning difficulties, bad habits, and unpleasant attitudes and find ways to improve them.

Our children need us to guide them to a happy adult life. Let us not fail them!