Do As I Say Not As I Do
Proverbs 22:6 says: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
When my stepson was younger, he played football and basketball. I really enjoyed going to his games and watching him compete. One of the perks of these outings was getting to know the other parents. We formed a camaraderie off the field that was fun and entertaining.
However, there are always those parents that drive you crazy...if you have kids in sports, you know what I'm talking about. It's the parent that constantly criticizes, complains and coaches from the sideline.
I knew one of those parents.
He had all the answers and would even second guess the coach.
Funny thing is, this guy had NEVER played a sport and was at least 50 pounds overweight.
He had the typical "do as I say not as I do" mentality. He was not training his child in the way he should, and ultimately his kid was going to suffer for it.
Unfortunately this guy is not unique.
As parents, what we 'DO' carries more weight than what we 'SAY'.
According to a HealthyChildren.org’s study, "Children learn most by watching everyone around them, especially their parents."
Another alarming study published in the Stanford Report found that 48 percent of children with overweight parents became overweight compared with 13 percent of those with normal-weight parents.
What do your kids see? Are you exercising regularly? Do you follow healthy eating habits? Are you coming home right after work and cracking open a beer or pouring the glass of wine?
Your kids pick up on every one of your habits and will ultimately follow in your footsteps. "They will not depart from it"
It's not just about your health but also the LONG TERM health of your kids.
I know if you are a parent like me you only want the BEST for your kids.
Now is the time to make the changes and train up your children on some GOOD HABITS!
If not for you, then for your kids.
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Dedicated to creating healthy families for the long haul,