Sunday, August 2, 2009

Encouragement Benefits for Kids

I read a good article by Titia Dunn in the Newark Examiner about the how to and benefits of keeping your children fit and healthy.

She said:
1) Provide a good balance of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.
2) Provide at least 30 minutes of physical exercise or activity a day. Take walks or take them to a sports practice; just make them move!
3) Provide mental stimulation. Turn off the TV and make sure they get their homework done first. Give them support in the form of mental stimulation or even more academic help such as Sylvan or Kumon Learning Centers.
4) Provide encouragement on a daily basis for your child. This can be words of encouragement before they leave for school or inspirational notes along the way. Parents should also have a debrief at the end of your child's day or a heart to heart at dinnertime.

She said this will give them more energy to be productive, a positive outlook to handle the emotional ups and downs life brings, physical strenth and endurance, reduced risk for many health problems including diabetes, cancer and heart disease, the opportunity to look and feel their very best which will give them a better quality of life.

These are all amazing benefits and so worth the time it takes to do this for your child, but my favorite is #4. Sidney Madwed says, “If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond our wildest dreams.”

Kids are far more in need of encouragement than correction. They could change the world if they received it.

For more encouragement help for you and the kids, check out How to encourage

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