If you can already get your kids to eat salad in lieu of mac and cheese then skip this post and keep doing what you’re doing, otherwise read on.
I enjoyed a nice lunch with my daughters Anna and Emma at Whole Foods recently. I asked them what they wanted for lunch and after they answered mac and cheese. I asked, “how about a great salad and you can pick anything you want from the salad bar because we’re having a big family dinner for passover tonight.” They said, “ok”. God bless Whole Foods for not serving cotton candy at their salad bar.
There are 3 secrets at work here that will help you steer children toward health and empowerment:
- Tell them why they should choose healthy foods- it makes them faster. stronger, smarter, happier
- Let them make choices- just make sure the choices are what you want them to be
- Acknowledge their good choices and reward them with your attention and sincere interest
Revolutionary concept- Instead of calling munchkins and candy treats, let’s say that a nice lunch with the children we love, spent listening to their creative chatter, acknowledging their strengths, are the real treats in life.
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