As the mom of a three year-old, I fully admit that I love seeing the approving faces of family, friends and strangers when Jack says “thank you” in his little toddler voice. But instilling a true sense of gratitude in our children is about so much more than just encouraging them to be polite – it’s about teaching a skill that will boost their health and happiness for life.
With all the “snack food” products packed with excess sugar, artificial color and empty calories out there, snacking gets a bad rap. In fact, smarter snacking can make a positive contribution to your child’s daily nutrition and set them up to build healthy eating habits for life!
As parents, we express love for our children in practical ways, such as getting them dressed, playing chauffeur and choosing the right foods for them to eat. But we’re also responsible for nourishing their emotional growth – and one of the greatest skills we can teach is empathy.
We have had an amazing response to our gentle goat milk foods so far, and although many people understand goat milk is naturally easy to digest and a good alternative for people with cow milk sensitivity, there are still many misconceptions about the world’s most commonly consumed milk.