Most people will agree that habits (both “good” and “bad”) develop during our learning years. As we grow and mature; we refine these habits into the personalities that define us.
As a parent, I always want better for my kids then I had when growing up. My parents were the best as far as I was concerned. They raised us as best they could with what little resources they had… and I’m sure my siblings and I know that.
Today, we are armed with better knowledge. More efficient tools to raise our children. We have social networking and internet connectivity that give us access to news and information at a click of a mouse. We have access to better food. Healthier food.
So why then, do we as parents put our children at a disadvantage by feeding them processed foods or unhealthy quick fixes? We know better don’t we? We know that processed and fatty foods are no good for our body and eventually won’t sustain good health. We know that too much sugar is unhealthy and will lead to adolescent diabetes. We know that fried fatty food will lead to childhood obesity.
Is it because we’re too lazy to shop and prepare healthy food? What’s your reason? The most popular excuse that I’ve heard as recently as today is: “but my kids won’t eat if I don’t give them what they want…” Believe me, your kids will eat good, you just have to feed them healthy food and train their taste buds. Our babies and children don’t know better. We should.