Young kids are like little sponges – they are constantly soaking up information from the world around them. What they observe and learn in those early years helps guide them for the rest of their life. It’s one of our most important roles as parents – fostering their learning during those crucial first years. It might seem impossible at times (especially if you’ve got picky eaters!), but helping your children develop healthy habits early in life will help them for years and years to come.
Now, with any of my tips posts, I always feel compelled to start with a little disclaimer. I’m definitely not an expert in family health and wellness by any means. But I am someone how tries to lead a healthy, active, and balanced lifestyle and I try my best to teach my kids to do the same. Over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t for our family, so if you’re looking to make some changes to your family’s wellness, whether it’s because you’re having a hard time getting your kids to be active these days or your picky eaters refuse to eat anything even remotely healthy that you put in front of them, I’ve rounded up my top 5 tips for helping young children develop healthy habits and sharing one of my favourite toddler-approved breakfast recipes (quinoa fritatta muffins) at the end of this post.