Bad Habits That Can Hurt Your Kids Health

Children are basically a reflection of your own habits. Kids learn how to feel about their bodies, abilities, everything from how you act and react on a daily basis. They are most likely to imitate all the things you do. The most effective way to teach your kids healthy habits is not by rewarding or punishing them but by acting in a positive manner so they see you as a model of healthy behavior.
It is your duty to set a good example for your child to follow so that it makes him happier and healthier while inspiring him to lead a healthy living life style. Here are some common mistakes and bad habits that we parents miss out on when raising our kids:
The most basic habit, especially in mothers is criticizing in front of the mirror as to how they look. This actually sends in a message that self-esteem is based on the way you dress up or the way you look. Children may pick up this habit and it can make them not like what they see in the mirror. This can have major lower self esteem issues.
If you use food as a way to feel better when you’re down or disappointed, you could be passing on unhealthy messages to your children. You’re telling them that food is the way to feel good about yourself. Instead, work on other ways to get an emotional boost when you’re low. Let them see you talking to friends or going for a walk to feel better. They’ll pick up on such habits both healthy or unhealthy.