Helping Your Child be More Active | Carl Abery

This week, guest Carl Abery discusses ways you can help your child build healthier habits and become more active.

Carl is a personal trainer and fitness professional working with individuals of all ages. As a child, he was fostered and is now passionate about working with young people leaving the care system to help them create healthier habits and learn stronger coping mechanisms.

You can find Carl on Instagram @c.j.s.a_fitness1.

In a break with tradition, Carl has recommended a poem rather than a book to read. He’s chosen If by Rudyard Kipling for its inspiring message about overcoming adversity.

Carl shares three tips during the episode:

1: Find an exercise your child enjoys - don’t try to force them to play a sport you played as a child.

2: Encourage them to keep trying, even when it is tough for both you and them.

3: Encourage your child to make healthy food choices and have a balanced diet.

The My Family Coach podcasts covers every aspect of children’s behaviour, all in handy 15 minute (ish) bite-sized chunks. Each episode features a new guest chatting about a different aspect of behaviour and leaves you with three handy tips to use at home


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