"Do Not Live by Emotions; Instead Live by Intuition and Consciousness"
Seems kinda of philosophical. But...this was the tag on my Yogi Tea this morning, and this is what really got me motivated to write this post today. (You never know where you'll find inspiration!)
According to a recent study published in Public Health Nursing, toddlers were less likely to consume fruits and vegetables if their moms weren't big produce eaters. "Kids form food preferences during the first four years of their life. And the biggest influence on their palates is what they see their mothers eating" says Mildred Horodynski, Ph.D., the study's lead author. She goes on to explain, "If you encounter resistance the first time you present a new food, don't give up. It can take up to 15 tries for a child to learn to like something."
Makes sense. As the saying goes, "Kids will see, Kids will do." No matter what excuse you have or what far-fetched story you come up with, kids will do what you do. They learn better from your example then your words.
|Green Smoothie Time!|
As a mother, I MUST be very conscience about my decisions. I am teaching Nolan through my actions, responses, and decisions - and what he learns will be with him forever. I can remember the things my mother did and said when I was a child. I can remember how I felt. I want to instill in Nolan (even at this young age) the things I know to be true: Your body is a temple - treat it as one; to love yourself; eat the food that God provided; get outside in the fresh air and sunshine; run; live your life to the fullest; breathe.