Can we talk about kids and germs for a minute?
I've been worried.
There was a time during all of this when my daughter literally could not go 5 minutes without telling me what she just touched.
When I asked her what’s going on?
She told me, “I’m scared.”
She was petrified of germs.
I realized, just like us, our kids aren't getting the message that we are not sitting ducks here.
We have an immune system.
(I know you know this. I also know it can be easy to forget when all you're hearing about are new strains, vaccines, hospital and death counts.)
Our immune systems are designed to have our backs.
As long as we do the same in return.
That means doing allllll the things so it can do it's job best...
- getting good, deep sleep
- eating lots of colorful veg and fruit
- avoiding processed and refined sugar
- moving our bodies
- getting fresh air and sunshine
- thinking happy, positive thoughts
I told her all of this and that she has a superhero inside her whose job it is to protect her.
So she's gotta take really good care of that superhero so she can stay strong and protect her.
Tell your kids about their immune systems and teach them how to super charge them.
It will help them feel like they have a little more control.
And it will give them something else to focus on other than masks and temp checks (not that these things aren't important, they absolutely are. There's just so much more we can DO).
I’m working on something right now that has to do with kids and germs and teaching them about their immune systems. I just couldn’t wait to share this message until it's done. I know they (and us adults too) need it now more than ever right now...
We are not sitting ducks.
We are not helpless out there.
We have superheroes.
We ARE our own superheroes.
Spread the word.
P.S. When you're ready to feel that super hero level of confidence in your health, the first step is to schedule a strategy session with me. I work with my clients one-on-one for 6 months as they unravel the health issues that have been holding them back so they can become their happiest, best versions of themselves.
Megan Adams Brown, CHC, helps people take charge of their health and to start listening to themselves over the latest diet trend to optimize their own wellness, happiness and potential. Her family-friendly meal plans help parents take charge in the kitchen, too. This leads to more vegetables, less junk, and happier, healthier kids and parents. Megan shares kid-approved, allergy-friendly recipes on her blog. To learn more click here.