How Parents Can Raise Healthy Kids by Setting an Example

Throughout January 2012, we’ll be working on the concept of “health.”

All our discussions and activities will aim to help our students understand that being healthy is more than just feeling good. It’s total well-being and freedom from disease.

Powerful Words is the name of our character development curriculum here at Urban Martial Arts. It’s designed by one of the nation’s leading childhood development experts, Dr. Robyn Silverman. Every month, we’ll focus on a different Powerful Word, or concept around character development.

In this video, Dr. Robyn answers a question from a parent who has started working out regularly and eating more healthfully. She would like to set a good example for her child, and wants to know what suggestions Dr. Robyn has for her:

There’s no better way to drive home the lessons we teach at Urban Martial Arts than by reinforcing them… well, at home!

To give you more ideas for conversation topics, here’s a run-down of what we’ll be discussing this month:

Week 1 Health defined: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Good Hygiene, Sleep, and Stress
Week 2 Nutritious Eating: Nutrition; the food groups and good hydration
Week 3 Physical Activity: Exercise, Fitness, Endurance, Strength and Flexibility
Week 4 Unhealthy Choices: Things to Avoid and Healthy Goal-Setting for 2012

We’d love to hear how your conversations go with your child so do share with us!

Photo Credit: Kenski1970 on Flickr