This is a time of year when we all make New Year’s Resolutions. Yet astonishingly, 70% of people abandon their resolutions in the FIRST week! Since we all start out with good intentions, what goes wrong?
This is a topic near and dear to me, as I want to see all our families succeed on the Healthy Kids Program. The roadblocks that separate success from failure are the same for adults and children; fortunately careful planning removes most of these.
Christmas is the Perfect Time for Gratitude
Christmas is the perfect time for gratitude, and it is something we can actively promote in our children.
And gratitude is not only polite and appreciated, it turns out it is good for our emotional health; our very heart and soul!
Learn how you can instill gratitude in your child this year . . .
Water, Water Everywhere . . . .
Key Tips On How to Keep Your Kids Safe In the Water
Now that July is here, it's hot outside, and the water looks oh so cool and inviting, . . . it is a great time to take a plunge.
Whether you and your kids venture into the ocean, a pool, lake, or pond, there are certain guidelines you should follow to keep your children safe. Much of this may seem like common sense, but almost 1,000 children drown each year, which suggests that at least some parents do not practice water safety.
Part 2 of 3: Top Feeding Mistakes Parents Make Feeding Kids and How to Avoid Them
In Part 1, we reviewed a proven feeding system for children that, when followed properly, avoids nearly all the common feeding mistakes parents make and promotes bringing structure and order to feeds.
In Part 2, you will now learn the two biggest feeding mistakes almost all parents make at one point and why they backfire. You will also learn what normal feeding patterns are in childhood and what your child was born to do—eat a variety of foods in healthy amounts to support growth and development and stay energized.
In Part 3, we offer fool proof tips for feeding children without stress or fighting
Can you guess the two biggest mistakes?
You are probably aware that our country has an obesity crisis. But do you know that this is likely the result of a feeding crisis?
Poor feeding practices in the home set the stage for dysfunctional eating in childhood and adulthood (either overeating or under-eating). Establishing healthy eating patterns in childhood is probably the single most important thing you can do to ensure a healthy future for your child!
Talk to almost any parent, and they can recite a list of feeding challenges encountered along the way. As parents, it is how we choose to approach these predictable feeding challenges that set the stage for our children’s future health! I think this warrants the time to learn the best feeding practices for kids.
In this three part series, your will learn:
Part 1: The Division of Responsibility (DOR) and how to use it to bring structure and order to feedings
Part 2: The most Common Feeding Mistakes and how the DOR avoids them
Part 3: Ten Important Feeding Tips for any family struggling to improve their child’s diet.
At Healthy Kids Co., we love a juicy burger as much as anyone, but recommend replacing at least one meal a week with a meatless option.
Try to remember this by committing to "Meatless Mondays." One obvious place to start is with fish. Fish is a great health food when prepared properly, but cooking fish intimidates many of us—not just fish phobics. It shouldn’t!
A few simple rules will help you confidently cook fish and start making it more. Even if you don’t like fish, you should make it for your family so they develop a taste for this heart healthy food! Fish cooks much faster than meat or chicken. Because fish only requires short marinating times to flavor (unlike meat, lengthy marinades to tenderize are never needed), it is perfect for busy weekday dinners.
Most fish can be prepared quickly and easily. Here is a primer for buying and preparing fish.
To all the great Moms out there trying to raise healthy kids, this day is for you!
I love Mother's Day because I love my mom, but also because it reminds me how blessed I am to have 10 messy fingers (often covered in Nutella) to grip around my neck and get all over my hair and fresh cleaned clothes (this happened just today!).
Take the day to remind yourself and your child why you are BLESSED by being a Mom...