TWO DIFFERENT LIFESTYLES; TWO DIFFERENT OUTCOMES

All About Healthy Choices

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WHICH CHILD HAS A BETTER CHANCE AT LIFE?

  1. Which child is more likely to develop diabetes, cardiac disease, stroke or cancer?

  2. Which child is more likely to start prescription medication at a younger age?

  3. Which child is more likely to suffer emotional distress at school?

  4. Which child is more likely to lack self confidence as they mature?

If we can agree that LIFESTYLE (to a large extent) determines outcome, how can we as parents, teachers, doctors, religious leaders and community organizers ignore the PATH a majority of our children are following? Is addressing the issues and facing the possible retribution so daunting to each of us, we are willing to let society’s children grow up physically and emotionally damaged instead? Would we rather be responsible for paying BILLIONS into a health care system to “UNDO” the harms these children develop, than to accept the responsibility to TEACH BY…

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5 thoughts on “TWO DIFFERENT LIFESTYLES; TWO DIFFERENT OUTCOMES

  1. So, so true. I am an after school director (in my other life, haha) and I’m considering “trading in” my master’s degree in Spanish for becoming a mindfulness teacher (and perhaps yoga, too) and going into the schools (among other places) and helping to teach not only mindfulness, but also encourage intention. I think too often we teachers are too scared of backlash: if we impose “our values” on students, then we’re “conditioning them to our attitudes.” But, honestly, you have to draw the line somewhere. I talk to students (and will use positive discipline) when they decide to step on ants. I won’t tolerate it. When they are mean to each other, I will say something about it, certainly, but what about teaching them about the environment? When we have done that, parents have complained that we’re indoctrinating them with liberalism. :/ It’s a tricky situation, but you’re right: if we don’t figure out a way to do something, we’re going to not only shooting ourselves in the foot, but society is at greater risk, as well.

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