Given the love you have for your child, it stands to reason you want them to be as safe and healthy as possible.

With that in mind, are you doing all you can to see to it that your kid in fact is both safe and healthy at the end of the day?

Not doing so could leave you with regrets if you are not careful.

So, what more must you do for the one you are raising?

Avoid Putting Your Child in Bad Positions

In your quest to avoid putting your child in bad positions, here are three keys to keeping them safe and healthy:

  1. Know what they do and who is around them – One of the most important things to do is to be sure your child is safe at all times. So, what happens when there are others around them? For example, what if you look to have someone babysit them or even consider hiring a nanny? Are you confident you will have one or more people around your kid you can fully trust? When looking to have an adult around your kid watching them at times, doing a background check is a smart thing. That way you can dig into a person’s past and see if there are red flags flags you need to be aware. Go online to learn how to check someone’s criminal record. Doing this can give you some peace of mind. Sure, if you find some disturbing criminal activities it can upset you. That said at least you know to avoid bringing that person into your child’s life even for a short amount of time. Speaking of your kid’s life, also keep an eye on their Internet time once they are old enough to go online. You want to make sure they are not visiting sites they should avoid or talking to the wrong people.
  2. Making sure they eat right and exercise – Another key area should be on your child’s diet and that they exercise. When it comes to their diet, it is not uncommon for many kids to like sweets and junk food. While a little of it here and there is not the end of the world, make sure they do not get a steady diet of it. A well-balanced diet with lots of nutrition in it is the best way to go. As for their workout needs, encourage your child as they age to exercise more. One way to go about that is playing one or more youth sports. Youth sports good forms of exercise for kids. They can teach them about being responsible, encourage bonding with others and more.
  3. Keeping your child’s stress down – There is no doubt that all children handle stress in different ways. With that in mind, do all you can to keep your child’s stress level down. Too much stress can lead to both physical and emotional issues as time goes by. Encourage your kid to be happy and do all you can to see to it that happens.

In keeping your child safe and healthy, do have all your bases covered?