How do you do this as a parent? First you have to get your energy levels up. We are all short on time and sometimes money. Right? We don’t have enough time or energy to cook and eat healthy. Right? It takes too much effort. Well here is my recommendation. As the parent you must boost your efficiency by drinking tons of coffee. You may become slightly more unhealthy from living a fast life but at least you can use this energy to get your kids taken care of. Fix good food for them. Prepare it right. Store it away if you have cook several days worth. For toddlers you can use baby food storage containers. Cover all the food groups so that they get all the nutrients they need. Feed them good food and not processed food so they can have highly developed brains and strong bodies. When you make this food for your child store it in the proper containers. Don’t just throw it in a leaky baggy and toss it in the freezer. Put it in a container that was made to store food as such. Slacking up on this is just another way to damage your baby by introducing them to some crazy strain of bacteria.
This is the type of thing I’m talking about. I’m trying to use examples to make this easier to understand. Take the time to think things through way too much. After a while it may seem like your wasting too much time thinking about how the sand in your childs sandbox *for example* to be harmful, while he plays away. Believe me it’s worth every second of thought, and every bit of data used searching for a sand alternative on google. Think about everything in your childs life.
People are always saying “back in my day” and “we did it and turned out just fine”. That’s bs. That’s why they didn’t smoke a day in their life but died from lung cancer. It was all from playing in a sandbox as a child. I realize I may be taking this to the extreme. I realize this. I just wanted to open your mind up to things that you may not consider as harmful to a baby. Things that will kill a few more brain cells every day in such a way that it is not obvious. It happens so slow that no one realized, and you can’t put a finger on the exact cause for the decrease in your child’s intelligence. The exposure to toxins. Too many hits to the head. A terrible diet. These things all effect your child’s health and intelligence. The goal is to minimize the exposure over time. You can’t stop it all but you can stop some. Your child comes into this life with the possibility of full intellectual potential. 100% if you will. Things in life take away from this full potential and if your child is exposed to too much they may only end up a fraction of that potential. My advice is to stay aware and scrutinize everything that your child is exposed to. Do what you have to do to make this happen. Like drinking gallons of coffee. Spend every ounce of energy on seeing your child through life safely. Do this until you drop. It’s your duty.