New Year's resolutions the family can share
Start 2013 on the right track
- Duration 4:08
- Date Dec 26, 2012
Start 2013 on the right track
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Simon here when many of us start making our resolutions for the new year at her parents probably the most important resolution we can make is raising happy and healthy kids.
To joining me now with some tips on how to start -- the -- -- on the right path for our families doctor Mary Ellen -- Good to see this morning on morning -- and hard to believe for -- that time -- ten but we're talking about resolutions hopefully people can make them and stick to them.
Specifically top talking about kids highly make them.
-- Healthier what's the keep doing well.
It's a difficult task to get any -- to eat healthy and what I tell this parent does some really is a -- if you can get your kids see the fruits and vegetables it's a gift that you giving them.
And I go -- four steps with each parent should take to get the -- The children to eat well because as you know -- put Barkley in front of a child and not gonna sit necessarily -- the data needed there they gonna give real resistance up.
The four steps the first episode anticipate so in this busy world but parents need to do is to not be stock.
Five minister for -- -- don't have nothing ready so let me take -- -- frozen general let me once mcdonalds and get some food.
So anticipate the meals prepared think about what you gonna make -- kids and make sure that they're healthy -- well balance a healthy being.
Belts around a lot of fruits and that's -- The second they eliminate eliminate is limited to junk food.
You can -- junk food in the house of you can teach kids had to eat well.
So you need to give -- some food educate you need to educate your kids need to tell them why it's important to eat well.
Teach them about good -- about health about what's good in these fitness vegetables are gonna make -- big and strong and he's smarter and have more and -- have a soccer.
I miss something you know with the milk because my struggle with the -- talk about the -- in the -- etc.
-- -- the Bono case I participate then I am sure that means our parents also being -- after being involved absolutely -- involved as an -- for -- that's what you can expect to children to eat fruits and that's what exactly exercise so important -- -- to -- -- -- -- daily -- -- we -- talking -- -- -- -- gifts -- -- -- -- -- -- their -- -- do nothing but played all right I gotta get outside you gotta run around right you have to you have to take -- -- -- -- little bite site.
Bite size pieces of the day five -- ten minutes at a time.
You can't expect the parent is busy working to go home in the room and exercise -- -- -- for an hour it's difficult.
But -- you take two or three times during day five or ten minutes we going out walking her dog and getting outside now in the cold weather is a beautiful thing people tend to stay inside.
But -- -- go walk the dog and go one throw the ball went out play frisbee one.
Or inside -- you can stay inside to -- -- -- to -- sit -- to persist that the children.
It's not unreasonable it's very very four to do.
And it's a mommy and me timer daddy need time with the kids where OK let's let's just in -- -- on the floor now of an exercise I -- in the commercial times do a couple jumping -- a bad idea if that improves their emotional health -- -- -- that.
Well I think that parents need to be better -- -- I think that.
What I'm seeing as a trending in practice the 20/20 years that I was a total.
Not being disciplined properly the parents want to be their children's friends you don't want to your children's friend.
You want to be their parent you have to stop wanted to be friend you need to give them guidelines discipline them.
Tell them no and have a have a consequence that they -- you know it's a signature of physicians say that you have -- you know that's a -- that that I was product and I saw the movie yesterday parental guidance which is about grandparents coming to take.
Over their grandkids and -- you know block heads with their kids and and the difference in how we raise kids today.
Do you find resistance when you tell parents.
I think it's difficult for young parents who really want to say to really say noted that child and follow through with the consequence.
I'll have to interrupt the parent in my office and say.
When apparently when the child is said you know I wanna -- -- The child the parent says now.
I want -- cup appearance is no again I want -- -- appearances -- -- -- -- sometimes you get a response to child know you say no one time.
And if they continue to betcha you you -- this going to be consequences authority becomes completely ineffectual while.
A very interesting tips from doctor Mary -- Brennan she's gonna help you kick off -- new year in a healthy way excuse me --