The start of the year is always a fantastic time to make changes and try new things. Many families resolve to put down their devices and do more productive activities each New Year. This is a wonderful starting point, but did you know your family can also learn new skills together? If your family thirsts for knowledge, quench it with some relevant classes or activities.
Americans depend heavily on fast food and microwaved meals, which negatively impacts physical and emotional health. This dependency sometimes happens because families get stuck in a meal rut or because they fear kids won’t like new foods.
Seek out healthy and tasty recipes that come from a variety of cultures. Attend a family-friendly cooking class if one is nearby. Have everyone participate in cooking at age-appropriate levels. As you cook, explain the health benefits of each food.
First Aid and CPR
Over 70% of cardiac arrests happen when a family member is present, but a lack of CPR skills means that just over 6.4% of victims survive. You and your kids need to know age-appropriate first aid and CPR skills as early as possible. Adults and teens should take classes and get certifications renewed each year. Kids can learn the basics of what’s in a first aid kit, how to use it, and how to find help when someone has an emergency.
We live in a global society. English may be our official language, but others are spoken everywhere. Learning a new language helps boost memory and communication skills, and it increases your knowledge of other cultures. Find a language program that mimics immersion and is highly interactive, such as Rosetta Stone.
Any information you share on the internet is vulnerable, so your family must learn how to use the internet safely. Set some firm ground rules, such as what not to give out. Teach kids, especially older children and teens, to keep their security tight and check privacy settings often.