Health: Sustenance, Screen Time & Sleep: Where do you draw the line for your child?
With increasingly hectic schedules of children and adults alike, it can be difficult to find adequate time to meet all basic needs of your children on a regular basis. But as parents, we need to ensure that the basic wellness needs like, a balanced nutrition, limited screen time and sufficient sleep, are included in your children’s daily routine for their holistic growth and wellbeing. When children are young, parents and other caregivers are responsible for providing an environment that helps them maintain a lifestyle that benefits them mentally, physically and academically.
We understand that children need a balanced and nutritious diet from all food groups like vegetables and fruits, whole grain products and protein foods. But in addition to the three meals per day, healthy snacks are also as important. Another key aspect to consider while taking a close look at your child’s nutrition, is the portion size of meals and snacks, and monitoring the same regularly.
How much screen time is too much? This has been a question mark for several parents and is definitely a tough decision to make. This is particularly pertinent in the current pandemic situation, with screens dominating our lives more than ever before, and also as e-learning becomes a norm.
We all have to agree that due to several factors such as long work hours, busy schedules of parents, elaborate after-school activities, bedrooms full of cool electronics and the academic pressure, children may struggle to get sufficient sleep on a daily basis. This is a concern for most parents, as sleep deprivation can directly affect a child’s moods, mental and physical growth and the overall wellbeing of the whole family.
Are you a parent who is constantly working hard to provide your child with an optimal environment in which your child can grow and flourish? If yes, we at Regent International School, as part of our ongoing commitment to improve community links, would like to invite you to our monthly workshop series of ‘Mindful Monday’. This November, we will be exploring and giving tips on healthy nutrition choices, effective ways to unplug and limit screen time and impact and solutions for sleep deprivation.
The online workshop will take place on Monday 2nd November 2020 from 09:30am – 10:30am and will be led by our Deputy Headteacher of Key Stage 2, Mrs. Natalie Waterman. You may also submit your questions and Mrs. Natalie will be happy to answer them during the Q&A session at the end of the workshop.
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