The show focuses on getting kids to eat healthy, but isn’t centered around kids that are overweight. While the epidemic of overweight children gets a lot of attention these days, the problem of eating unhealthy and simply being unhealthy is everywhere. Kids that aren’t overweight are nonetheless often eating very little food that is good for them, and are **cough** doing too much screening.
The show is divided up into interesting segments, with a variety of families, and it showcases ways you can get your kids to want to healthy food, and how changing the diet and routine of your family can make life a lot better, and easier, for everyone.
A new series for parents of children ages 3-6, Just Add S.P.I.C.E demonstrates how to use positive parenting skills to help children incorporate healthy habits into their daily routines. Each of the four episodes follows one family as they try to put the S.P.I.C.E. — Structure, Praise, Inspire, Consistency, Enjoy — parenting skills to work in order to change their family’s most ingrained bad habits.
A leading expert works with each family to set goals that will introduce healthier habits for their kids with results that also lead to a more harmonious family life. For families where kids refuse to eat vegetables, demand a steady stream of soda and snacks, and would rather sit in front of the computer or television rather than play outside on a sunny day, Just Add S.P.I.C.E. gives parents the tools and techniques they need to instill change.
As you might expect from PBS, this is a show that spent a lot of time thinking about the overall construction, and the result is not only interesting in its own right, but a helpful tool. Plus, it’s realistic in its approach, and lays things out in an easy to follow program.
The DVD comes with bonus video segments on each parenting skill in the S.P.I.C.E. model, and also has a printable learning guide to follow as you watch.
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