When the kids are home for the Summer it feels like all they do is snack – ALL DAY LONG. Do you ever stop and wonder when is the last time my kid had a vegetable? Me too. That’s why we’re setting some snacking expectations to limit the amount of junk food my child consumes. Use these Healthy Summer Eating for Kids guidelines to make sure your kids are getting the nutrition they need instead of filling up on junk. Plus, download the free Healthy Summer Eating Tracker available in my resource library.
A question I’ve been getting a lot lately is if my 8 year old eats what we eat. I would love to tell you yes, my child can’t wait to eat the healthy meals I prepare. To be honest though, I usually hear “I’m not eating that”. More often than not he does eat what we eat. I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make dinner go smoothly. Here are some ways to get kids to eat healthy.
Team Moms should get trophies at the end of the season like the kids just for surviving. My first year as a Team Mom I had an epic fail. I literally “failed as a team mom” (said in my best Beverly Goldberg voice)! I’m sharing my failure with you in hopes that you can learn from my mistake and rock your Team Mom duties.
“What color were you on today?” That’s the question I ask my son every time he gets in the car after school. After I ask how his day was of course. I always want to be sure he was on his best behavior and there isn’t anything we need to talk about. Luckily he is usually a pretty well behaved child. But, there have been days where his behavior isn’t that great and it catches me off guard on how to respond. To solve this problem we came up with a chart of rewards & consequences related to his behavior at school.
School starts Monday and I don’t know about you but mornings are not my thing. They’re not my son’s either. We’ve been Easing into our Back to School Routine by going to bed and getting up earlier but I still think it’s going to be rough in the mornings. Here are a couple of tips I’ve put together to help make school mornings a little easier and less hectic.