Wednesday September 5, 2012
Teach kids to eat well
More parents are aware of the benefits of instilling healthy eating habits in children at an early age.
PARENTS are becoming more conscious about the food their children consume these days, hence more households are trying to adopt healthy eating habits.
They are also increasingly aware of the nutrients their children need in order to grow into healthy adults.
While children may learn about healthy eating habits in school, parents should also begin instilling these habits in their kids at an early age.
Children’s growing bodies especially need whole grains which are healthier and helps with digestion and the development of a healthy gut.
However, encouraging a child to consume whole grains may not be an easy task as some may complain about the texture, colour and even taste.
There are several things about whole grains that parents need to know – how early you can start, what are the effects and benefits, and how to get kids to eat whole grains. These can all be found on the ParenThots website.
Should you send your child to boarding school? Some parents are all for it, saying it instills discipline and makes their kids more responsible. Others say they wouldn’t want to have their child away from them at an age where kids are easily influenced by peers.
Entrepreneur Shahanaz Zainuddin has one son, aged 13, who goes to the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) in Perak. It was his choice to attend the reputable boarding school and it is one that the family supports. Initially, it was tough being apart from him but the family has adjusted well since then.
Assistant teacher Peggy Ho, says a boarding school is out of the question. “I would not be able to spend as much time as I do with my daughter now,” she says.
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