How do you motivate
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
a child who doesn't want to be motivated?? I can see my daughter going down the path to becoming an overweight adult. I know the struggles.
I'd love to help her switch it around but I know if I say anything, it will lead to resistance on her part, probably making everything worse.
Right now I'm just trying to lead by example and provide her with only nutritious foods to choose from. I do encourage physical activity but I never force anything.
I'm worried for her as she enters high school now. I feel like time is running out to teach her how to take control of her own health as an adult. I also want her to be able to enjoy high school without having to worry about body image and things like that, when it comes time for proms and boys and being able to wear fun clothes. Those things are important in the life of a teenage girl.