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I'm fairly health conscious, at least when it comes to my daughter's eating habits. And thankfully, she's a good eater, so long as you don't try to get her to eat raw veggies or weird meats (but really, who likes weird meats anyway).
But, I'm still a obsessive concerned parent, particularly when it comes to forming good habits as she gets older and becomes more opinionated, less like a 2-year-old, and more like an elementary school kid who wants to sit around and watch tv and play video games all day. Thus was the impetus for me to attempt to read "Good Kids, Bad Habits" by Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg.
As I mentioned on the radio show last week, I had sort of given up reading for Lent. Ha. No actually I gave it up since having kids. But I will say that this book was extremely easy to read through, thanks to little quizzes, important point boxes, and charts. LOTS OF HELPFUL CHARTS.
Since I have a toddler, much of the book didn't yet pertain to me -- I don't yet need to worry about her exercise and energy level -- it's more mine that I need to think about. But I did find the sections on eating (a great chart that shows how many servings of what per age), hygiene (she calls it "spiff up" -- cute!), and gear (oh to have had this when I was registering). The information is invaluable and presented in a non-threatening and "I can find it even though I haven't had any sleep for 14 years" type way. Basically, anyone can read it and find something valuable without feeling like a terrible parent.
Since I'm just a bit anti-doctor and vaccinations, I found it to be very heavy on that "make sure they've seen a doctor please please please" -- but I'm used to that and it wasn't a turn off at all. And if I was worried about my child's health and wanted to know ways to make them healthier, this would surely be my pick of book.
If you want to see how healthy (or not) your kids' habits are, take her cool test here. And if you'd like to win a copy of the book, leave me a comment telling me your worst habit when you were a kid! I'll pick a winner at random on Wednesday!
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