In this world, everything we want is available at our fingertips with just a click of a button or a quick trip to the store. I know I’m guilty of overindulging in many areas like food, shopping, computer time, video games... the list goes on. Fortunately, today we have the ability to provide our children and ourselves with many things and plenty of food. However, children must be taught moderation in order to grow into responsible adults who are capable of understanding and using self-discipline.
So how do we, as adults, teach moderation to children, especially when we struggle with it, too? There are many opportunities to allow children to use and learn moderation, and we need to make sure to highlight these as they come along.
Moderation can and should be applied in most areas of our lives. Many of us are guilty of overdoing. Coffee is my indulgence and I work daily to remember moderation, moderation, moderation. Talk with your child about reasonable limits and discuss why these limits are important. Discuss how self-control will benefit them now and as they get older.
Lessons learned early can help them build the future of their dreams.
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