How can parents help to develop students who are well-balanced at home?
*Encourage your child to participate in a wide variety of structured activities.
*During less structured time, also be aware of the activities that your child is participating in. Too much time in front of the computer or television is not desirable. Generally active kids should take time for quiet reading or reflection; students who spend a lot of time drawing or reading, should be encouraged to also exercise and play.
*Discuss the food groups with your child. Spend a few minutes during a mealtime deciding if what your family is eating is balanced.
*Spend time as a parent or family doing many different things.
(From Brown International Academy)