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The 4 Habits of Healthy Families: Everything Your Family Needs to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy for Life by Amy Hendel

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Secrets for Changing Kids’ and Teens’ Habits
Creating Healthy Habits Without Causing Tantrums
I suspect that some of you who have purchased this book are jumping right to this chapter for answers. How do I get a five-year-old to eat vegetables—any vegetables? How do I get a hostile fifteen-year-old to want to come on a weekend family hike? What about all the time my kids spend away from home—how can I control those hours?
So let’s get right to some answers. There are four invaluable HFL guidelines for parents to adopt in the battle to preserve their kids’ health:
1. The Family Is a Team.
2. Mealtime Is Family Time.
3. Let’s Negotiate.
4. No Means No.
Now let me explain how each of these four principles plays a role in ...

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