Being Healthy is Hard. I write this after eating a few (like a packet) of Dairy Milk Caramel Nibbles. But Can I add I did Voga Today, which i’ll talk to soon, and I had a yummy Healthy Brunch.
Someone told me that children become an image of the adults who influence them. I totally get that from a parent point of view, my friend Lou, started going to the gym with her mum when we were in high school. I didn’t start excising until I was 20.As a teacher is your health really having an effect on your children health.
Smoking Mr Payne my primary school Deputy Principal smoked in the gardens shed every beak time. He had the smell always, the stained fingers, the oozing sores that never healed, the raspy voice and the clinging cough. Gross was my 1st opinion, then it was scary. I’m not 100% what he had but not long after I left the school he passed away. So while I guess he never really made me like smoking, he was and is a huge part of my option of smoking.
By the end of Health Ed I knew so much about Alcohol I was ready for anything and I, all fairness, was never the partying that was hard. The hard part is now in later life When wine goes with a meal. What is too much to get behind the wheel of a car? One, Two in 3 hours, a few last night. When is it ok to drink in the company of colleagues and parents?
This one I have come across in schools often, My primary school had a vending machine in the staffroom. It was a school secret and yet we all knew it. I myself am I die hard Diet Coke drinker even Pepsi Max works. Do my kids feel the effect of this on one hand I believe that as a adult in a work place I should be able to have my caffeinated beverage. But I have also watched a teacher put down her can and a child pick it up and take a drink from it stating”mummy never lets me have this.”
I know Children Idolise teachers at different points in their lives, I loved that My year 6 teacher owned the same top as me. (love my mother from buying things from random stores).
But do our students build their definition of heathy on teachers?