Did you know that your children learn everything they feel about themselves and their body from you? Did you know that the way your treat your body and the habits you do on a daily basis set the stage for your child for years to come?
Some parents feel that by rewarding or punishing their children for their habits is the best way to teach them healthy behaviors. This could not be further from the truth. The most powerful way to teach your children good habits is to perform good habits yourself, and then lead by example. Just like your children learn right from wrong through watching you, they will learn healthy habits because you perform them yourself. Setting a good example by practicing healthy habits yourself will not only help you, but help your child maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Here are a couple of tips to get you started.
#1… When you prepare your meals for the day or get ready to make a healthy dinner, invite your children to help you, and teach them the benefits of healthy eating.
#2… When you get ready to exercise for the day, invite your kids to participate with you and make it fun time.
If you practice healthy habits yourself, you will teach and influence your children to have good habits and healthy behaviors . This will lead to a happier, healthier you, your children, and your entire family.