The way we lead our lives have a great effect over everything that we do, and that is particularly true when it comes to our children and their education.
To help you realise how certain lifestyle choices can affect your child’s education, I’ve partnered with a Sixth Form College in Hampshire to show what you, and they, need to keep in mind when making certain lifestyle choices.
Water may seem boring to a kid, not as tasty as their favourite soft drinks. But drinking plenty of water is very crucial to your child’s education. Staying hydrated will help them concentrate and keep their minds alive, whereas other soft drinks can bring about a sugar crash and leave them feeling irritable. So, stress that water, and plenty of it, needs to be drunk!
Older kids in particular will feel a temptation to stay up late, be it as a form of rebellion or to cram in revision and homework in the dead hours of the night. But you need to help them understand the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, and how that will be more beneficial to their school work than cramming in late at night. We should all get our eight hours, and children in particular need that rest to help their minds and bodies develop.
Encourage your children to get outside and stay active. Doing exercise can help blood flow across the body and keep the brian feeling active and ready to learn, so getting moving and playing active games is vital for helping your children keep a keen learning mind. Exercise can also help boost mood and help your kids manage mood swings and their anxieties.
Help your children develop an awareness of what it is they are putting into their bodies, particularly when it comes to what they’re eating. A diet that is made up of junk food will leave your kids feeling low in energy, as well as being bad for their overall health. Stress the importance of eating at regular meals times, and encourage them to consider fruit and vegetables instead of chocolates and crisps when it comes to needing a snack.