Raising children is one of the toughest things a person can do with their life, if not the toughest thing. Children are a huge source of worry for parents, they are extremely expensive, and so much of what goes into making a child healthy and happy is out of the parents’ direct control. According to parents, however, having children is the most rewarding thing they have done with their lives. They overwhelmingly report that having and raising children provides them with the greatest joy and happiness of their lives, and that nothing compares with having kids. Not having kids herself, this author cannot speak to that, but I can comment on the many challenges that parents are facing today that historically have not been problems in the past.
Today’s children are being raised with ample access to technology, the internet, and social media. The twenty four hour news cycle means that something is always being reported, and the anonymity provided by the internet means that kids can now bully each other more easily than ever, and less visibly. They use social media platforms unheard of and un-monitored by parents, and they bully each other after school hours, where administrators have no jurisdiction. Parents can put extraordinary pressure on kids to do well in school, and can hover over them while they do their school work. Keeping kids involved in as many activities as possible is also seen as positive, but it can suck away family time, academic time, and wear kids out if they are doing too many things at once.
Kids today, and families in general, are frequently faced with two working parent households, meaning no one is home after school when kids return. It also means that there is less time for cooking and cleaning and family time in general, so parents turn to fast food as options. Children and adults are getting fatter and fatter with each passing year in this country, and so it is vitally important to get out the word about healthy food delivery services such as Mile High Organics. Keeping children healthy means keeping parents healthy as well, and parents need to make a conscious decision to eat healthy any way they can. Whether that means using an organic food delivery service or buying produce already washed and cut from the grocery store, there need to be changes made in the way families are living today.
It is tough to keep up with the pace with which the world seems to spin these days. People are pressured to work longer hours and with fewer resources, and that cuts into other aspects of their lives, including keeping their children and themselves healthy. Making it as simple as possible is one surefire way to make sure your family eats healthy, and that can be as counter intuitive as online grocery shopping, an option that people did not have even ten years ago. If it can be made easier and more convenient without breaking the bank, hopefully more and more families can utilize these types of services.