One day I was sitting in my pediatrician’s office waiting for our name to be called and the scene in front of me was impossible to ignore. Across from me sat an extremely obese woman and her almost equally obese toddler. The toddler fussed, cried and wriggled in discomfort, all while the mom kept unwrapping little chocolates and poking them into the child’s mouth in an attempt to pacify the ill one.
The child was too young to communicate clearly what she needed, but it was obvious she did NOT want the chocolate. The irritated mom, however, continued her unsuccessful attempts to passify the child with sugar, which only made the scene worse…
This mom was passing her bad habits down to her unsuspecting child creating another generation of obesity and sickness.
What we put in our bodies and when we put it in our bodies affects our lives.
We moms must thoughtfully consider the foods we give our children and choose wisely, because we pass down a lifetime of habits to our children by our daily choices.
Food is fuel. It either retards or energizes mind and body.
We moms buy the groceries and we moms serve the meals. This fact gives us the PERFECT opportunity to give our kids a GOOD START.
I understand the mom in the above example. In my own way, I’ve been guilty, too.
I have allowed my kids to devour foods that I would NEVER eat. Foods that I know will make me tired and pudgy, yet I have passively let my kids chow down as if it does not matter.
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