Moms know that children grow rapidly and have a greater need for dietary nutrition, but their spleen and stomach are not fully developed and mature, and they are likely to harm the spleen and stomach due to bad eating habits such as overeating, eating too much fat, sweet and greasy.
When the spleen and stomach can't transport food and drink normally, it will accumulate wastes such as phlegm and dampness in the body, leading to gastrointestinal problems such as obesity, constipation, and anorexia. More serious, may affect growth and development.
Therefore, many mothers will help their children to control their diet and begin to urge their children to exercise more. Because exercise can promote gastrointestinal peristalsis, it can also mobilize the body's qi and blood to help the spleen and stomach digest excessive food, and it can also accelerate the body's metabolism of phlegm and dampness waste. It can be said to be the most convenient and trouble-free way.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, movement is to nourish the form, static to nourish the mind, movement and stillness are combined, and form and mind are nourished together. However, comparing the past and the present, we will find that people in ancient times worked a lot, so they put more emphasis on calming their minds. Nowadays, people including children sitting for a long time have become the norm, so it is recommended to move more to invigorate blood and eliminate congestion.
But for children, active exercise is too difficult, most of their attention is on playing games and toys. If exercise becomes a arduous task, it will make children resist and reject them, such as running every day, taking dance lessons on weekends, swimming lessons, etc.
So, from the perspective of the child, finding a way of movement that goes with the flow is a question and homework that mothers need to think about.
Children’s nature is close to nature
Fortunately, I am a child who has been in contact with Dashan.
It was 2004. My parents who were running around in the city put me to my grandmother's house in the mountains for a year when I was 9 years old. Life in the mountains is freer and more regular than in the city. My grandparents listened to the rooster crowing, raised poultry, and went to work in the fields. Life was so simple when I went home for lunch at noon, went home at sunset, washed and slept. In addition to going to school, I am herding cows and looking for friends to play wildly in the mountains.
Go to the mountains to herd cows, find firewood, find mushrooms... dig in the fields, grow corn, pile rapeseeds... it's all fresh to me, it's like an expedition Games. After playing, my appetite was surprisingly good, so I became white and fat after half a year. Even the chickenpox that was infected by the whole class at that time was like a cold. I didn't take any medicine, and I just had a acne.
That year was the most memorable and strongest year for me.
Everything that I experienced during that year became the best model of imagination and empathy for me to learn pastoral poetry.
The reliance on nature that year also played a vital role in my understanding of "the unity of nature and man" after studying Chinese medicine.
I found that the nature of children is close to nature. But this kind of closeness requires a kind of sobriety, a kind of soberness that comes from the heart after witnessing the difference between life in the city and in the mountains. This kind of sobriety will make children cherish the time spent exploring in the mountains more, will be more compliant with the laws of nature, will stimulate the desire to learn, and will have a broader-minded and courageous quality.
Children actively exercise, they need playmates
Whether it is life in the mountains or in the city, children need playmates, because with playmates, certain boring sports will become very interesting.
There is no football, basketball, or badminton in the school in my hometown in the mountains. The only large-scale breaktime activities for children are games similar to police catching thief. Generally, you will choose the longest time between classes during your lunch break, gather a group of friends, divide them into two teams, and choose a safe zone to draw a circle. You chase me outside the safe zone, and you can rest only in the circle. I still remember that my running sprint was practiced at that time. In order not to be caught up, it really burst out with amazing potential.
Rubber band jumping is a must-have item. For 10 minutes between classes, a group of little girls raced against each other to play and did not return to the classroom until the last minute. So I practiced high jump skills again and my legs became more flexible.
Later, when I returned to the city, my friends became neighbors, but too few people of the same age could play together, so there were fewer games that I could play together. I can only push old toys, explore everywhere in the community to find new and interesting places, and then go further afield to explore and take a walk.
Seeing a flat open space, find a stone to draw a line to play the hopscotch, first throw a small slab into the designated area of the house, and then hop the house in order to retrieve the slab, each step of which is passed correctly to get to the next Once you pass it, it's your turn if you make a mistake. One game is one afternoon, and I will cheer every time I vote for the correct area and complete the house jump. Sometimes I would have fun with Tibetan cats and one, two, three, wooden people, etc. Arm strength, concentration, jumping ability, reaction ability, etc. are also trained in play. As a result, I will always be the one with excellent grades in the school physical test.
Housework movement, self-care
When I was young, when my mother and grandmother worked, I would watch them by the side, washing clothes, washing shoes, washing dishes, mopping the floor... I watched a lot. Later, when I lived alone at school, I was able to manage the housework.
It is said that parents are the best teachers. When children watch adults do things, they also want to do it themselves. Whether it is imitating or making trouble, is housework an interesting exercise?
The older generation of adults always feel that housework is suffering and giving. They often do a lot of housework for them in order to make the next generation suffer less. As a result, the parents are getting tired and the children are getting more and more taken for granted. In fact, this may also be a kind of doting.
Doing your own things by yourself is a kind of self-care ability that children can do by themselves when they are very young. For example, if he likes to play in water, let him wash his face and feet, wash his socks, and wash the dishes. The mother correctly instructed and encouraged generously by the side, and then boldly let him do it by himself. After repeated attempts, the child could do it on his own.
After the meal, the mother and the child wash the dishes together; in the afternoon when the weather is fine, the child helps the mother to dry the laundry. It doesn't seem to be so hard to have children involved in housework.