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5 Bad Habits Every Parent Should Quit

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Parenting can be a challenge, especially when we don’t even realize some of the bad habits we are introducing to our children.

Check your own technology habits. If you are constantly on your phone or watching TV then it’s unfair to tell your kids that they have to limit their technology time. Lead by example.

Don’t self-loathe. If you complain about your body, skin or anything else, your kids will pick up on that. Instead put emphasis on healthy eating, exercise and positivity.

This also means to stop skipping meals or grabbing an unhealthy option on the go. Have your children grow up in an environment with healthy habits.

When you are out in the sun, don’t just put sunscreen on your kids, put it on yourself. If they see you skipping the sunblock and getting a tan they will want to do the same.

Don’t drive fast. It only puts yourself and your children in danger. Leave early and give yourself time for safety.

Finally, stop cursing. Even if you think your children are too young to understand, they could still soak in what you are saying. It is just teaching bad habits for the future.

Contributors to this news report include: Mary Stufano, Assistant Producer and Writer; and Jamie Koczan, Editor. 


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