Help your child learn good habits
Here’s a short tip sheet of 10 Healthy Habits , in English and Espanol.
Write down goals and action steps for yourself and keep track of how often you reach them.
Do it for you. And them.
You want what’s best for your family. You especially want to make sure your kids thrive.
Keeping your family on track with their health goals is important. And sometimes, you need a little help. A health coach can help you and your family work towards wellness goals, find new coping strategies, and keep on track.
Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s health coaching sessions for raising healthy kids and more.
Being active helps you be healthier and stronger — and feel your best — at every age.
Want your family to be more active together?
Encourage your kids’ schools to make physical activity a priority. Thriving Schools has some good tips and resources.
Take conflict off the menu. Learn proven strategies for coping with difficult eaters in the “Healthy Futures” webinar. You’ll also learn how to make mealtime more pleasant and rewarding for your family.
Health coaches can support your and your family’s wellness. Talk with them about coaching for your family.
Good nutrition is fundamental to healthy living.
Helping your child through the tween and teenage years can be a daunting task. They’re growing up, their bodies are changing, and they’re more emotional about what you may consider to be the smallest things.
Some good resources for your kids include:
Helping your newborn have the best start in life is essential. From breastfeeding and bathing to how to calm your newborn, ensuring best total health from day one is critical.
If you are a Kaiser Permanente Northwest member, choose a doctor for your baby.
Learn more about how to care for your newborn and yourself.
When your baby sends signals that she’s hungry or full, it’s important to respond promptly — and in a way that’s warm and loving. This is called “responsive feeding” — watch a video or read a handout about it. When your child is a little older, watch this video for tips about infant feeding and starting solid foods. You can also read these tips for introducing solids.
Staying well by preventing or delaying disease is possible with kids’ health screenings and immunizations. Prevention plans can be tailored to every member of your family.
Learn more about preventive care services.
Kaiser Permanente members can sign up to Act for a Family Member — order prescriptions, send email, and view lab results and other health info of a family member.