Your Kids Are Watching

Just in case you didn't already know, let me tell you a little secret. Your kids are watching your every move. And you are their role model. And they're taking it all in!


I know this for certain because of some recent comments that my older daughter has made.

They went something like this:

"Ugh, why do you have to be a health coach? I just want to eat unhealthy snacks" and 

"I see you got a new 'Simply Healthy' tote bag. I bet you're gonna keep your essential oils and healthy snacks in it".

But, she said these things with a half smile and a glimmer in her eye and most of the time she requests things like apples and cashews for snacks in the afternoon. She also stays active doing things that she loves and she loves to cook and bake with me.

So, she's watching and taking in what I say but also what I do and my attitude about what I do. I think  my most important job is to keep making healthy choices for myself and for my family with a positive attitude because I know that my girls are watching and learning. There are a few areas around this that I focus on and I'm sharing them below. 

1. Present a new healthy food up to 7 times. Do this in a variety of ways to keep it interesting. Eat the food yourself and don't worry about or comment on whether or not your kids eat it.

2. Ask your children to help you make your grocery list and to help you find the items at the store. Talk to them on their level about why you choose what you choose.

3. Ask your kids to help prepare meals. Cooking, baking and serving. It's all good.

4. Stay active. Individually and as a family. 

5. Leave wiggle room. We follow the 80/20 rule. We eat as healthy as we can 80 percent of the time and leave 20 percent for "other".

I love that my children are watching me make these daily choices. I hope that I can influence them in a positive way toward a life of health and wellness.

Wyndie

*How about you? What are some things that you do to inspire wellness in your family?

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