The “A Year of Being Well” e-newsletter shared that leaders come in all shapes and sizes, ages, and races. Someone in your home must assume the role as leader and start the process of getting healthy or continue being an example for others. People learn best through the examples of others, so it’s important that as parents and role models we demonstrate good habits for our children.
Kids will do what they see adults do. If we simply preach about instilling healthy habits but we don’t practice good habits ourselves, we’ll never succeed in helping kids eat better, get more sleep, or get more physical activity.
Being a positive role model means you have to break the unhealthy mold and make better choices for yourself, then teach your kids to do the same. Just by drinking more water, eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables, and staying active you can be someone’s hero!