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Many parents scoff when they are told that implementing proper rules of hygiene in the house is the best way of preventing diseases. Many persons believe that the importance of hygiene and cleanliness has been overemphasized.
Well, you will quickly discover that minor violation of cleanliness and hygiene rules is enough to make your child fall ill. Well, if you do not follow hygiene rules at home, why is it that others do not fall ill? Well, adults have an immune system that is far stronger than the immune systems of children.
Do you remember the story of the big bad wolf and the three pigs? The pigs that build houses of hay and wood were blown away. On the other hand, the pig that invested in a cement and brick house survive. This is exactly the difference between children and adults. Your immune system is so strong that you can manage even if you do not wash your hands regularly after playing in the dirt. However, you can be rest assured that your child will fall ill.
Do not make the mistake of letting your child make these mistakes before you learn the lesson. With a new diseases affecting mankind on a regular basis, you certainly don’t want your child to be the target of a new disease that has occurred because of improper cleanliness and hygiene rules.
The rules are so simple that you may ignore it before you even realize it. Pay attention to the smallest rule. That is only way you can send the message across your child that obeying hygiene rules is not negotiable.