by Shoshanna Pearl Easling from No Greater Joy – Why I Don’t Have Fat Kids
Editor’s note: This was published this very morning and as soon as my eyes fell upon the title my mouth popped open and I gagged. How horrible she is both fat shaming and parent shaming. Isn’t it possible she has thin children because her husband is a lousy supporter? Is she one of the daughters living in grinding poverty with a man that either refuses to work or works very little? I will agree that it is important to teach your children nutrition and to feed them properly, but this, there are no words. Michael Pearl’s abusive nature unto the next generation.
When I was a kid I was trained to eat to live, not live to eat. I was taught that food makes your body healthy or unhealthy, lean or fat, that overeating was gluttony and gross. My dad was very pointed, descriptive, and honest about biblical and life principles, and I am so thankful for that.
As a child I knew I would never be fat because I would stop eating before that happened. Food is medicine. Just like my dad taught me not to run with a knife, he also taught me to think before I put food in my mouth. Now, I love good food, and I love to cook. I love going to nice restaurants and eating gourmet food. But even though I love good food, I was taught to think before I eat, so it is not a sacrifice to put the fork down. It is a choice! Every day I teach my children about nutrition, health, and self-control, and their lives are better because of it. They are strong, happy, healthy, and beautiful kids!
Maybe as a child someone didn’t teach you this principle, but it is not too late! I encourage you to teach your children. Lead them by example! Help make your children strong, healthy, and confident by teaching them self-discipline. As parents we can teach and train our children and give them the tools they need to avoid a lifelong struggle with weight. Something that seems so small can make a huge impact in their life. Health, confidence, physical abilities, opportunities…the list goes on. Fight for your children and for their health. You can mold them just as I was molded and am molding my children. Be encouraged!
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