Friday 25 November 2022

Monthly 121 date with each child, Alyssa

Quick lunch as she requested for starbucks

Satisfied her craving and having our 121 chat

1 of my goals for 2022 is to have monthly 121 date with each child.  As my children moving to teens stage, it is important to provide and support them with their needs as their developed.  They do not need much of physical needs but mental and emotional needs at this stage.  Therefore quality time with them to hear them out their challenges and aspiration is 1 of the ways to see them grow healthily.

Today 1 of the interesting topics i had with Alyssa who is turning 14 years old in March 2023, was, she asked me this, "Why aint we allow to take milk?  My friends just find me weird that we aint allow to drink milk." 

Instead of the normal instinct of babbling away with sharing the facts to convince her, i decided to do things differently.

"Alyssa, you have a phone, I give you 5min. We can have a debate / discussion or engagement.  You tell me if milk is good after your research."

After 5min, she listed a few facts, according to her research and i asked her, "is milk good?"

She listed the followings.
1. Milk and other dairy products are the top sources of artery-clogging saturated fat in the American diet. Milk products also contain cholesterol. Diets high in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol increase the risk of heart disease, which remains America's top killer.
2. Some studies indicate that dairy consumption, including whole milk, is closely linked with rates of prostate cancer, ...
3. The lactose in cow's milk can be difficult for people to digest, resulting in nausea, cramps, gas, bloating, and diarrhea...
4. Cheese is made from milk.  Some cheese can be saltier than sea water.
5. Antibiotics, cholesterol etc

So she concluded herself that, dairy milk is no good.  Is she going to drink milk, she said, "No".  
"Do i have to convince you, Alyssa?"
"No, i believe in facts."

I didn't have to convince her.  On the other hand, i told her that she can now confidently explain to her friends.

How about you?
There is a lot of health information on the internet on eating healthily, which is true?  
With wide reading and back to the basic of wholesome plant, fruits and vegetables, avoid processed and chemically made food as our indicative to a healthier immune system can help you to be a well informed consumer.

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