Educating Children -Their Bodies

Many young people tend to have body image, this has been seen for decades, but the last few years have seen an increase in the issue and are more visible to young women. Right now we have a skinny media-centric obsession, something that impresses our youth much more than we do. Even with this, terrible obesity has risen to an all time high in all aspects of age, so this can be a daunting prospect when trying to find a medium to overcome the attitude we give our kids about how they look and how they look healthy Here are 10 points that will help generate the right attitudes towards your child’s body.

1. Look far from what matters. Think about your body’s ability, and how it works. Your child should be encouraged to see their body as a tool of strength and strength, something that is outside the ornament behind the glass case. This will encourage a true appreciation of their bodies.
2. If you take care of your body, it will look after you. Everyone can say that at some point they have taken their bodies for granted, it’s easy to forget the better we take care of our bodies, the better our feelings and the better we will function, and something that we can only do on our own.

3. Find out what sport or activities your child likes. What sports do they take interest in? Football? Gymnastics? Make sure they’re encouraging it’s predominately physical! Make sure it’s not about competition, achievement or even performance, as long as they give it their all and enjoy it that’s all that matters
4. Your body needs appreciation! If your child identifies everything their bodies do for them, there is less chance of them taking it for granted, therefore leading to better decisions when it comes to healthier choices.

5. Identify positive changes. When you see changes in your child, it might be dexterity, power, strength, visual acuity or even performance time, tell them! This will foster the development of self confidence, and will increase the chance of them to continue doing activities.

6. Switch to a more sustainable energy source. It sounds wrong to talk about sustainable energies when we talk about food, but it’s the same principles, you’ll find your body prefers to take its energy from good foods, and will sustain itself longer on them, the healthier you eat, the more energy you will have, believe me, its true!

7. Self appreciation is key. Make sure your children know their special qualities not just on the inside, but the outside too. Every single person on this earth has great positive qualities about them, make sure your kids know what they are!

8. Keep track of their body signals. Teach your children that they should eat when they’re hungry, and its OK to eat when they’re hungry, the key is to let them stop when they’ve had enough. If they’re tried, either slow down or stop, if they’re in pain or not feeling well they should be aware of these signals and teach them that reacting to them is OK, this will create a relationship between the child and their limits, parents should also be adopting this method.

9. Express yourself. Not only is it a great song, its a great way of brushing away those cobwebs. Your kids should know they can express themselves and who they are by any means, through physcial expression, or the way they dress or the colours they like, all of this will make them feel extra good about themselves.

10. Make them aware that your love is unconditional. You should make sure your children know you want the best for them, and that you want them to be happy, mentally and physically. But in any state, you love them none the less. How they look or feel isn’t a factor you take into account of you loving them, this will help them feel secure so they can make healthy choices for themselves.

Communicating all of these things to your children, and showing an example by doing it on your own will make your child feel more comfortable making independent decisions when making choices about healthy activities and foods. All of these points will help your child lose weight.