Small Changes, Big Benefits
It’s an ideal time to try something new. The new year marks fresh, new beginnings.
While it’s tempting to aim for grand New Year’s resolutions, making small, deliberate changes that can reap big benefits for your family. The extra moments we spend reading to our kids, making healthier choices, consciously controlling stress and doing a little planning ahead to make days run more smoothly add up. Over time, those tiny tweaks to the way we parent and care for ourselves can really help our families.
In this Parenting Guide, we explore changes for enhancing life now — and building healthy habits for the future. From looking at ways children develop healthy eating habits from an early age and maintain a healthy weight and relationships with food throughout life, to offering ideas to improve your overall quality of life as a family, this issue focuses on easy, actionable ways to challenge old habits. To help children learn and grow, we offer parent activities and ideas for seasonal books to enjoy. And, of course, in time for Valentine’s Day this issue includes special gifts to make and healthy recipes to share with friends and neighbors this season, along with coupons, activities, fun facts and more.
As the saying goes, today is the first day of the rest of your life. With small changes, you can make it the best start possible for you and your family!Download the printable PDF of the parenting guide »