healthy parent

Welcome to The Healthy Parent. A blog dedicated to sharing tips, tricks and advice for keeping you and your family healthy, both physically and mentally. If you have stumbled across this blog then chances are you are looking for ways to become a healthy parent and hopefully here you will find everything you need to know about why that’s so important and how to make that happen. Just remember that being a healthy parent isn’t about how much you weigh, it’s about being the healthiest and happiest version of yourself so you can show up for your kids and guide them through life.

The popular saying “You can’t pour from an empty cup” is very true, so make sure you are taking the time to regularly check in with yourself and taking your own self care seriously.

Why is it important to be a healthy parent?

This may sound obvious and in some ways it is but there are actually numerous reasons why it is so important to be a healthy parent, here are just some of those reasons why you should start making small steps to becoming healthier for your kids today.

Keeping up with your children

Kids have endless amounts of energy and parents need to be physically fit and healthy in order to keep up with them. Whether it’s chasing toddlers around play areas and parks or joining in with activities such as football, badminton or swimming with the older kids, being physically fit enables parents to actively engage with their children creating memories that both the child and parent will cherish for years to come.

Emotional Stability

A healthy parent is better equipped to handle the emotional ups and downs of parenting. Emotional stability allows parents to respond to their children’s needs calmly and thoughtfully, providing a secure environment for emotional growth and development. If you are over worked, stressed or tired your judgement and ability to cope will not be at it’s best.

Be their role model

Children learn by example, and healthy behaviors demonstrated by parents can significantly influence a child’s habits and choices. Whether it’s eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, managing stress effectively, or prioritizing self-care, parents who model healthy behaviors set their children up for a lifetime of positive habits.

Life a long and full life

If you look after yourself and become a healthy parent now then you are giving yourself the best chance to live a long life, one where you can watch not only your children grow but maybe your grandchildren too. There are a number of health issues that can be life threatening or life limiting that can be avoided through healthy life practices.


Healthy parents are often better communicators, they are more able to express their thoughts, feelings, and expectations clearly and effectively with their children making for a more harmonious house. Clear communication strengthens the parent-child bond, fosters trust and mutual respect, and lays the foundation for healthy relationships throughout life.

Be an individual

Becoming a healthy parent includes making time for yourself, going to exercise classes or enjoying walks, meditating, journaling or taking up a hobby. Doing these things on a regular basis will help you to feel like an individual and not just a parent but it will also show your child that you are more than just their taxi too. This in turn will help to teach them about respect, time management and communication so that everyone can enjoy their own activities.