The holidays are over. Daylight is short. It’s cold, and the kids are stuck inside. What’s a parent to do?
Fitness is key to feeling good.
Don’t hesitate to dress your children up warm and hustle them outside for a bit.
If the weather is too inclement, then take the kids out to a mall for some walking or to a local rec center.
Check Groupon for some deals on indoor jumping centers.
Make Sure They’re Eating Properly
The holidays are over.
Chances are both you, and your kids have overdosed on sweets and treats.
That throws off the blood sugar and can lead to swinging moods.
Ensure your kids are eating nutritious meals and snacks.
Have Indoor Fun
Break out the board games or play any other game that requires conversation.
Try your hand at making slime or look online for different experiments you can do with your kids.
Create A Nook
Place a chair by a window and encourage reading during the weekend hours when the sun is out.
Or, let your kids use their imagination and create a small nook or fort using blankets and sleeping bags.
Make sure it’s by a window where the kids can take advantage of the sunlight.
The “Winter Blues” are not unusual. But, if you notice your child experiencing the below symptoms (and they don’t abate or, you feel that they are affecting his quality of life) it may be a good idea to check with your MD.
Changes in mood, such as irritability and sadness
Fatigue or loss of energy
Increased sleep and difficulty waking in the morning