By Guest Blogger, Laurie Canata, founder and owner of Fruit-Full Kids. Laurie is a local Charlotte area mom of four.
Nutrition is such a hot topic in our society – and rightfully so! Parents are concerned about childhood obesity, additives and preservatives, gluten, food dyes, and pesticides – just to name a few. Of course we are concerned about the things we are putting into our children’s bodies. At Fruit-Full Kids our challenge to you is this: BE AS INTENTIONAL ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR KIDS SPIRITUALLY AS YOU ARE ABOUT WHAT YOU FEED THEM NUTRITIONALLY. Our body lasts us about 90 years, but our spirit is eternal.
Locally owned Fruit-Full Kids produces children’s tableware that provides spiritual nutrition by encouraging and rewarding children for displaying Christian character in their daily lives. Fruit-Full Kids has 12 unique designs that each highlight a desirable Christian character trait. So you might serve breakfast on the Fruit-Full Kids Love plate and encourage your child to think about who they love and how they can show that love today. Or maybe you reward your child with the Fruit-Full Kids Patience plate at dinner time and recognize that they waited until you were off the phone before they asked their question. That shows great patience from a child – so let’s celebrate it!
Before you start thinking that this concept comes from some sort of parenting guru, let me reassure you that Fruit-Full Kids was born out of a parenting dilemma, not parenting expertise! One day as a mother of four I was struggling to encourage my kids to be nicer to one another. In desperation I created the Kindness Award. At dinnertime I would single out one child for the kind things he or she had done, and reward them with positive reinforcement and dinner on a special plate. When I saw how well this concept worked, I added the Self-Control award and things just grew from there.
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Save $5.85 when you take advantage of our Smarty Steal by ordering a set of 3 Fruit-Full Kids Bonus Plates today for only $18.00 (MSRP $23.85). (The Bonus Plate set includes The Golden Rule, The Gracious Giver and The Fruitful Follower plates) Add these dishwasher safe, BPA-free, non-breakable plates to your Easter basket and provide a tool that builds a lifetime of good character! Smarty Steal ends April 6.