“Are You Discouraged By Your Child’s Lack Of Physical Activity?” “Strategies To Get Your Child Moving”May 5, 2013
Be a Healthy Mirror. As a parent you know by now that your child will mirror just about anything you say and do. The same is true for activity level and healthy eating. If you are not exercising regularly and eating poorly then your child will begin to pick up these same bad habits. And they learn this very quickly. By age 8 most children are able to make their own food choices.
• Designate time to play with your child. This can be something as simple as going
for a walk, dancing, or shooting hoops.
• YOU are the best role model for your child. Back up your words of support with action.