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Five Simple Nutritional Changes (that can greatly improve your child’s health and well-being)

1.    Do not feed your child the same foods every day

From the moment food is introduced a child starts to train mother: Feed me more of this and less of that. Some mothers start with the philosophy that a wide variety of tastes and textures is best. Often mothers cater heavily to the dictates of the child especially if mealtimes are hurried and time is short. The early introduction of a wide variety of tastes and textures is very important. The wider the variety of food that the very young child eats, the greater the nutrient base for the child will be.  Children who are encouraged to taste everything do the best. Make a simple rule not to repeat the same foods over and over again.

2.    Offer water as the primary drink and eliminate juice

Most children drink juice all day long. The vast majority of that juice is canned, bottled or in cardboard containers. All the commercial juices are really just sugar water. Water should always be the primary source of hydration.  When a child drinks sugar water all day he drinks too much fluid because it is so sweet. When we offer water the child will drink what the body needs but no more. Too much fluid can create problems for the young child. When juice is decreased or eliminated and replaced by water or fresh juice some mothers see improved overall behavior in their child. The child usually has increased concentration and a decrease in hyperactivity.

3.    Offer fresh fruit and water in between meals.

Our grandparents always told us, “Don’t drink when you eat.” Grandmother was right. The digestive acids in the stomach are diluted by water or other fluids and this decreases their effectiveness. Offer water in between meals to avoid this. Fruit is an almost perfect food but it should be eaten alone and not with other foods. Fruit is easily digested and will move through the body rapidly. It is a natural cleanser. This is why juice is often used during fasting regimes. When fruit is eaten with other foods that take much longer to digest it is forced to move very slowly through the digestive tract with those foods. The end result is that the child will not get as much goodness from the food he is eating and the gut flora will be negatively impacted. Another important point about separating fruit and water from meals is that there is only so much room in a little child’s stomach. If a drink is offered, children will often down the fluid first and this starts to fill them up. If there is fruit as well, they may choose this before they eat.

4.    Make breakfast the primary meal of the day.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is not news. We all know this. Why? Breakfast sets the blood sugar for the day. If we feed the child a king’s breakfast the blood sugar will rise gradually and the child’s energy level will be good and sustained. If we offer an inadequate breakfast the blood sugar will not rise and the child will be more likely to be tired and cranky because of this. Blood sugar matters. Two problems can exist at breakfast. The first is that little children are often not hungry when they wake up. The second problem is that we adults are often racing to get breakfast on the table and get on with our day so we often choose what is fast and easy. We find that if we offer a few bites of freshly cut fruit the child will accept this first thing in the morning then when we come back 30 minutes later his stomach is awake and he has some real interest in his breakfast. Slow cooker to the rescue. Breakfast can be cooking all night long while you sleep. You awake to a wonderful smell which will definitely have everyone asking, “What is for breakfast?” This is very easy to prepare but also a very complete meal.

5.    Only serve fresh food

Only serve foods that come in the containers that Mother Nature or God made. Avoid everything else – no cans, no boxes, no cartons. Fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, fresh poultry, fish and meat. Use frozen food only in the dead of winter when you absolutely have to do so. The very best thing is to grow your own food but few of us have the space or the time to do so. Eating organic and local food is the next best thing. Find the local farmers who really make the effort to grow food properly and establish a lasting relationship. You will need these farmers and they need you. There is a very major difference in the taste of fresh foods and foods that are not fresh. You want your child to have that taste because that will be his standard for the rest of his life. This template is being created from the moment your baby arrives. You are defining what real food is and what it is not. By the time he is 7 or 8 years old that job will be done. Will real food be packaged snacks, sugary cereals and boxes of sugar water masquerading as fruit juice? Your child does not drive a car or have a credit card in his pocket. You are the decider, and you are running the show.

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The Most Amazing and Impactful Educational Experience of My Life

One Mother’s Story

I am forever grateful to the most amazing and impactful education experience of my life.  The completion of the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course is absolutely more meaningful and useful to me than completing my BA and MBA at Pepperdine University. The course is daily benefiting me and my daughter profoundly.  I’m confident that I’ve gone through the best professional parent education on the planet!

When she was a very busy toddler, I saw that she was more interested in moving around than sitting to see the information.

When I first attended the course, I had been teaching my daughter, Isabella, words, Bits of Intelligence and numbers.

The names of favorite animals are a great place to start your reading program if your child loves animals

When she was almost 15 months and increasingly becoming a very busy toddler, I saw that she was more interested in moving around than sitting to see the information. Some days I could barely show her one word, a bit or number and other days I could get through ten. After the course, I slightly revised how I was teaching her and stuck with the curriculum with confidence. I continued to flow with the process.

When we do the Bits, I have her choose from three options and she loves learning her preferences and interests.

She is now 22 months and for the past 5 months, she has been an active participant. I ask her: “Do you want to see some words?” She responds by making her affirming sound for yes and sits down on her stool as I quickly grab some words. When we do the Bits, I have her choose from three options and she loves learning her preferences and interests. We have started additions and it is going very well.

Always give your child a choice of what is next

Also, after we finished doing the Composer Bits, I began a music appreciation program. Fortunately, I kept audios and text from college music appreciation class. Since practically all the composers included in the audios are also included in the Bits, I show her the composer’s picture, say his name and play the musical composition. She is very receptive to this method and it is clear that she loves the music and appreciates an association with the composer.

Amadeus Mozart: One of the original better babies always a popular Bit of Intelligence

I choose to have no TV in the house and there is no time for it.

I choose to have no TV in the house and there is no need or no time for it. We are having fun during our sessions and it feels as though we have enhanced communication and trust as she looks to me for sharing useful information with her. More often when we are out, she says what she observes such as “he’s sleeping.” Or when she is looking through a picture book and recognizes objects, she says “heart” or “cheetah”. As she speaks the words, she smiles at me with precious and priceless confidence.  In awe of her, I joyfully smile back and say:” Yes. That’s right.” Or just as joyfully I provide the correct pronunciations and she happily repeats.

Staying open and creative in our sessions has provided great experiences in my daily parenting  journey.

This program reminds me every day that I’m her model. She mirrors and picks up on my joy or stress as well as my strong knowing of her brilliance and wonderful ability to learn. I’ve seen parents call their children’s names over and over again or tell them to do something over and over again. Now that I really understand the brilliance and will of a baby; I know she hears me the first time and repeating myself would be an insult to her and me. So, if she doesn’t respond, my words and energy will result in me being ignored.  I feel very blessed and grateful to have such evolving and priceless learning experiences with my daughter.

I am definitely raising my daughter differently than how I was raised.

I deeply value all the tools I have learned from the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course, which is the most fun, effective and gratifying way of truly relating to my baby. The bond of love my daughter and I share has definitely deepened through trust, respect, communication and confidence via The Institutes’ teaching methods.

 Angela  CA, USA