Even if you grew up learning the feeding habits and mechanisms that have led to excess weight does not mean that their children grow up with weight problems. How can we educate our children, what rules we impose on them, and what values we teach is a choice.
Our parents, or guardians, did the best they knew, when we taught our eating habits. They can be coaxed to eat us all for being a member of the “Clean Plate Club. Or they may have used guilt by telling us to think about children starving in China or Ethiopia. Somehow, being thankful for having to eat things we had to our faces. What about the person being denied food to help them “feel better” when hurt or upset?
The reasons for increasing a person’s weight and difficulty losing it permanently is as individual as the person. Are raised with certain values that were not necessarily eating healthy is just a handful of the reasons why overweight. But they are a very strong presence in the minds of adults who struggle with being overweight. Those tapes, you can play over and over in our heads that influence the way we teach our children to eat.
Children go through a series of outbreaks of growth during their developmental years. It is often characterized by cycles of increased appetite and activity alternating with decreased appetite and increased sleep followed by an acceleration of growth. Learning your child’s unique growth patterns will help you understand your body’s need for food.
Babies grow at a phenomenal rate during its first year. Right around the time they turn one hand, their eating habits change. For some babies it seems like an instant change. Many parents first become very anxious for his son decrease in appetite. Here is where you can start writing games or guilt in an effort to persuade his son to eat when they want.
Everyone is born with the innate ability to regulate the amount of food to eat. We also operate largely on instinct. We instinctively know what type of foods our bodies need at any given time. This is where cravings come. Young children also go through phases when only certain foods. This could be the preference or dietary needs.
Understand the needs of development and nutrition of our children is key to the education of our children with healthy attitudes about food and eating. As parents we are responsible for planning nutritious meals and providing our children with a variety of healthy foods. We are also responsible to accept the decisions of our children in the amount of food they eat or eats or not. Learning to take the emotional hooks of food issues and your family will grow up with healthy eating habits.