Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday of May. This year, it falls on May 14. On this day, we honor mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures who have significantly influenced our lives.
People honor their mother in different ways, from giving gifts to writing her a poem to taking her out to dinner. Few people can affect a young life like a mother can. A mother who develops a close relationship with her child can help boost the child’s immunity and enhance his or her IQ. A mother’s nurturing can have a profound impact on a child. It can stimulate a complex physiological process that involves the heart, brain, hormones, and nerves.
While one-on-one time with a child is essential, busy mothers may find themselves struggling to find free moments to devote to their children. What they may not realize, however, is that when they are teaching a child about the basics of life, they are spending meaningful time with that child.
One key habit to teach children is good oral care. Beginning from infancy, a mother should help guide her children to develop proper oral hygiene. Mothers can teach their children the proper way to brush their teeth – applying light pressure while making small circles on the surface of the teeth, the gums, and the tongue.
A mother can take her child to the dentist once they hit one year old. Mom’s presence and gentle assurance can help make the first dental visit a pleasant experience. Many people, young and old, may fret about visiting the dentist simply because their first visit was a traumatic one. Moms can help master the situation so that it plays out smoothly.
Moms are also critical in helping children learn to eat well. With a mother’s guidance, children can learn to seek out healthy items instead of sugary foods that could damage the teeth. Good oral hygiene is just one of many lessons mothers can teach in order to point their children toward healthy, happy lifestyles.