Let Your Kids Live While They're Young: How to Make Most out of Their Childhood

Get them to step away from their gadgets and experience all the good stuff that being a kid has to offer.

These days, kids are living their childhood through screens. A 2016 survey revealed that 44 percent of 8- to 16-year-olds are constantly online, with half of them admitting that they can't imagine a life without their smartphones. While being wired is something that can't be avoided completely, parents should make sure that kids live every day not just through screens but also through real-life scenes.

As cliche as it sounds, childhood comes only once in a lifetime, so parents should help kids make the most of it. There's no single formula for a happy childhood, but these tips can help them make memories they can fondly look back on when they're old and gray: 

1. Treat the world as a big playground.

Don't be afraid to let your kids soak up the sun or dance in the rain. Kids should be encouraged to explore the great outdoors and interact with other kids instead of staying cooped up indoors with their gadgets. Being outdoors doesn't just help them become physically fit, but it also helps them develop social skills and street smarts. 

2. Give them the freedom to explore.

Support your kids when they want to have a new experience like pursuing a new hobby, interest, or sport. Let them experience making their own choices at an early age to give them a sense of independence and responsibility. 

3. Help them learn from failure.

Reframe the thinking that failure is a bad thing—it is part of the road to success and also builds character. Make your kids see these moments as an opportunity to learn, and encourage them to keep going even when they meet bumps on the road.

4. Establish an emotionally connected environment.

Make your home a place for learning, bonding, and, most importantly, family love. Try to limit their gadget usage or even the Wi-Fi connection, and instead focus on fun bonding activities like baking, camping, or playing board games. 

5. Always be there for them.

One of the best ways to give kids a childhood to remember is by simply being present. It may be physically impossible at times, but you can still make up for missing some activities by talking to them about their experiences. By showing interest in their lives, you let them know that you're always there for them. 

Kids can create a magical childhood for themselves with their own imagination, but you can always help make it even better. To help make sure that their minds and bodies are up to the task, give them FERN Kiddimin every day.

FERN Kiddimin is an orange-flavored food supplement that contains vitamins and amino acids that are essential to every growing and active child. Taurine and vitamin A help them stay mentally alert in school. B complex and lysine can help boost their appetite. Vitamin D3 and chlorella help them develop a strong body. And vitamin C (sodium ascorbate) assists in increasing their immunity. With your TLC and FERN Kiddimin, your kid will have a childhood to remember.

Give your kids the gift of a happy childhood. With FERN Kiddimin, ang sarap maging kid.

FERN Kiddimin is available in bottles of 120 mL and 60 mL with the suggested retail price of P158 and P88 respectively in selected drugstores and FERN Kiosks nationwide.


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This article is sponsored by FERN Kiddimin.