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That’s me in the middle. And, the beauty on the right is my mom. My mom passed away last summer. My mom had 12 children and later in life became a NICU nurse. If I needed any sort of advice about my kids she was the person to go to. I can’t tell you how often I wish I could just call my mom and ask her advice about something.
Several weeks ago I wrote about what a wonderful example of compassion and empathy my mom was. Now, I’m striving to teach my own children those important traits.
Mothers have the wonderful opportunity to instill all sorts of good traits and habits in their children. One habit that I need to teach a little better is hydration.
Did you know that 64% of kids are insufficiently hydrated when they leave for school?
I find it very difficult to keep my school-aged child properly hydrated. I send him to school with a water bottle each day and ask him to drink it only to find a completely full water bottle in his back pack every afternoon after school! Argh! I’m seriously considering emailing his teacher and asking her to encourage the children to drink water throughout the day.
Water is essential for removing the bad stuff from our bodies and transporting the good stuff (like much needed nutrients) to where it needs to go.
If you think that you or your kids are not getting enough water, here are a few hydration tips for kids:
- Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work or running errands.
- Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. This tip can also help with calorie intake management. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories.
- Choose water instead of other beverages when eating out.
- Give your water a little pizzazz by adding a wedge of lime or lemon. This may improve the taste, and you just might drink more water than you usually do.
Source: CDC cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/water.html
I’m going to be better at having Big Brother drink a glass of water every day before he leaves for school.
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