Four Extra Ways to Give Your Child the Best Start in Life


As a mother, there’s no question as to whether or not you’d do anything for your child’s sake. Your love knows no bounds, and your life understandably revolves around their happiness and wellbeing. However, even as hard as you try to commit yourself to them, it can nonetheless be incredibly challenging to try to constantly meet all of their needs.

If you’ve been doing everything in your power to provide for your children, but you’re still hoping to do a bit more to ensure their happiness and health during these developmental years, take heart. There are still a few more things you can do to give them the best possible start in life – and in turn, feel confident that you truly are being the best momma you could possibly be.

Read a Book Together

Reading a book with your child is more than just finding an opportunity to bond with them. It’s also a fantastic way to help their minds grow at an age where they’re nothing short of sponges, soaking up every lesson you share with them. Studies have shown that taking the time to read with your child can help improve their lives in so many other ways, too.

For instance, reading with your child can help them hone and refine their listening skills. It can also help enhance their vocabulary, giving them a veritable lexicon at their fingertips. Their cognitive development can also flourish at this time, as can their creativity. With so many benefits of reading with your child, it’s arguably one of the best ways you can spend time with them.

Offer Them Proper Nutrition

As a child, your little one needs good nutrition. Not only does this help fill their hungry tummies, but it also imparts a great number of other health benefits, too. Because their bodies and brains are growing at such a rapid rate, they need as much nourishment as they can as young children. A solid balance of healthy fats, lean proteins, and wholesome carbohydrates are the building blocks of their nutritional foundation.

A healthy diet can also help support their immune systems, too. Making sure they get enough nutrients in their diet is also necessary to help protect them against chronic disease, as a healthy and balanced diet can give them the tools to make sound nutritional decisions in life. And in turn, can help ward off conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and even tooth decay.

Stay Active and Fit

Small children are simply bursting with energy, and to them, exercise isn’t a chore or something to be dreaded. It’s playtime, and it’s also something they genuinely look forward to each day. That said, do you know what your child would enjoy more than running around in the backyard by themselves with their imaginations going wild?

They’d love to have you out there with them, too. As a mom, taking the time to stay active is more than just connecting with your child. It’s also showing them that you take your health seriously, and you’ll make sure your wellbeing is a priority to them, as well. Those laughs you share – as well as the solid workout you’ll get – are something that can’t be replaced.

Give Them Lasting Security

At their very nature, children are incredibly insecure. They don’t have object permanence yet, and when you’re not around, that can be nothing short of terrifying for them. Showing them that you’re there for them and that you’ll always remain by their side, is a gift that will linger in their memories and their hearts for all of their lives.

Sadly, though, not all parents are going to be able to watch their children grow up. Tragedies can and do happen, and your child deserves to have the comfort of knowing that they’ll be provided for. Financial security is no less vital than anything else you can give them, even if they’re too young to grasp that concept. A no med exam life insurance plan can help take care of them, though, just in case the unthinkable ever did happen.

Raising Happy, Loved Children

As a mother, your life is enriched in so many ways when your child is born. Even if you did have lingering fears that you’d somehow lack that maternal instinct when your child was born, it nonetheless kicks in the very moment you hold your baby in your arms for the first time. If there was anything you could do to make sure they had the best possible life, there’s no doubt that you’d do it in an instant.

Ultimately, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that you are doing everything you can for your little one. From chasing them around the house when they’re feeling rambunctious to cleaning up after them when they’re getting into messes, you wouldn’t hesitate to give them anything they need. And by focusing on these four things, you can help ensure that you truly are providing for them in every way possible.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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