My kids are getting older, but they don’t always know how to take care of themselves. As my kids get older, I want them to know how to take care of themselves. Self-care can happen in so many ways, but it’s up to my husband and I to teach our kids!
Model a good example
Kids are going to learn the bulk of their self-care from their parents. For example, washing hands after going to the bathroom. Most kids don’t understand the germ factor of being in the bathroom, which is why it’s essential for them to see you washing your hands after the bathroom.
Routine is everything
The best part of teaching your child self-care is that a routine helps a lot. After you get your child into a self-care routine, it’s only uphill from there. Most kids love routines because it’s a way for them to know what to expect.
Small reminders are important
As a parent, it’s important for us to realize that our kids aren’t perfect. Small reminders are important when we’re teaching our children about self-care. If they didn’t wash their hands, after going to the bathroom, then a small nudge is okay. Don’t freak out on your child because they didn’t remember.
Have the right tools available
When it comes down to helping my child learn self-care, I like to have the right tools available. A tool I carry with me at all times is called WaterWipes. You may have heard of WaterWipes before but they are my go to when it comes to self-care. They are a very safe and effective wipe for helping my children stay clean. Whether it’s during snack time or for helping me clean up a quick mess, self-care has never been easier.
How do you teach your kids self-care? I’d love to hear your tips!