Friday, October 9, 2015

Better Behavior Starts in the Grocery Store



Better Behavior Starts in the Grocery Store! 

We've talked before about the better nutrition/better behavior link. We believe in it so firmly, that when Dr. Lynne Kenney and I wrote BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids, we made sure to include information about nutrition's impact on behavior. We've seen it with our own kids and with the thousands of kids with whom we've worked. It's the real deal. You can explore all the scholarly research you have time for by going HERE.

First and Foremost 

It's true that your relationship with your child is the number one tool you have to shape behavior and help your child learn to make good choices and do the right thing. It is in the context of relationships that all learning takes place, so that is always where our priority should be. In addition, though, things like routine, creating a calm home and providing good nutrition factor into our child's outward behavior. It all matters.

It's REAL

The impact of providing wholesome foods has a real and lasting effect on behavior. It's also real that it can be a challenge to get kids to eat the foods that are good for them: both for their bodies and their brains. The earlier we start promoting good nutrition, the easier it is to get kids on board. It's NEVER too late to try, either, if your kids are already junk food aficianados. Recently, Tosca Reno, Dr. Lynne Kenney and a host of other experts banded together with the sole mission of helping parents help their kids eat healthier. Everyone will be better for it. The changes you help your kids make today will make a REAL and lasting change in their future health.


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Fun and Games

So how does a parent go about getting their kids to go from sugary, pre-packaged snacks to more wholesome, healthy fruits and veggies? By making a game of it, of course! Now, all the guesswork is taken out of it! Just head over to Tosca Reno's site, to grab your printables!  They're FREE!

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Here's to your kids' (and your ) health!


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