Wake up adults! Kids don’t like being scared. And, scaring them is just plain NOT NICE!
When it comes to health, kids don’t care about “adult” diseases. Trying to get them to understand diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke IS NOT motivating to them. How about looking at health from their perpective for a change??
What do kids want? Well…I’ll tell you (because I have 4 under 15)!
What they want to do…is play…as long as possible. They want to run fast, jump high, and demonstrate how strong they are. They want to show you and anybody that will watch, any skills they have, or are developing. Now, let’s approach health from THAT perspective. Let’s show them how good nutrition, fruits and vegetables can help them run faster, jump higher, trow a ball further, and just plain —- have more fun! Now, we’re onto something!