First and foremost, you must be determined to do what is best for your children’s well-being on a consistent basis. Even at a young age, children learn to use deception to “get away” with things they really shouldn’t. Your kids will know you’ve lost control of your life if you give in to pressure from junk food, fast food, and sugary snacks.
Set ground rules. Set boundaries at home, and be sure to enforce them.
Acquire an understanding of the foods you eat.
Eat sensibly when providing for your family. There’s no use in feeding your family processed and refined meals when we now know they provide almost little nutritional value.
To put it bluntly, eating at restaurants will make you lethargic and overweight. When eating out, you have no say over what goes into your food, and you can’t adjust the serving size.
Just make dinner at home. You can give your family the nutrients they need every day and exercise more control over portion sizes when you cook for them at home.
Instruct your kids in the kitchen arts.
Your role as a parent includes instructing your children (especially your sons) in the culinary arts. The skills they learn in the kitchen now will stay with them long after they’ve left the nest. It’s no secret that Italian mothers are excellent teachers in the kitchen.
Never forget the importance of food. Since food provides energy for the body, it’s important to eat nutritious, high-quality foods.
It’s good for the spirit to eat at home.
Making meals for your loved ones is a sure way to fill your heart and belly with happiness.
The family should gather around a clean dining room table for meals. The strength of a shared meal with loved ones is unmatched. No matter how hectic life gets, take the time to sit down together as a family and enjoy a dinner you prepared together.
There is but one chance for us to enjoy our children at this age.
Our kids grow up way too fast, so cherish your time with them now since you can never get them back.