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Blueberries Are Good for Soccer

On the way to my grandson's soccer game today, I asked my grandson if he wanted some of the blueberries I was eating. Of course, he said yes and then proceeded to eat them all. After scoring the first goal of the game, he proudly told his coach that his grandma told him if he ate the blueberries, it would make him strong enough to kick some goals. Yes, I did say that and he listened. One of the things I love about young children is how trusting they are. That's why it is so important that we, as adults, give them the love and resources needed in order to help them grow up to be happy and healthy-minded. In an article titled 7 Strategies to Build Trust with Your Child, the writer says it's important to build a bond between you and your child by practicing what you preach. What that means to me is, if my grandson had not seen me eating (and enjoying) blueberries (as I often do), chances are he would not have been as receptive to eating them or believing they could have a positive impact on his soccer game. Did those blueberries have an affect on his play today? I can't say that for sure but I can promise you before his next soccer game, he'll be asking for some blueberries. What tips can you offer to help instill trust in your child or grandchildren?

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