Before my very eyes, my children are growing. I see their bodies getting bigger and developing, their hips and shoulders broadening, their muscles thickening with exercise. In just eight years my daughter will go off to college, and three years later my son will too. Eight years sounds far off, but it’s not.
I hold tight to every moment of my children’s childhood that I can. And I know that these are essential years for their learning and habit-forming for their future. As a Doctor of Acupuncture, what can I teach my children in these formative years about how to take care of themselves? What habits can I engender that will serve them long after they leave my house?
This is the first of a three-part series of advice for my own children. Hopefully it will be helpful for you, too.