It’s never been more important to encourage your children to take up physical activity. Childhood obesity is on the increase and the only way to tackle it is with loads of exercise and a healthy diet. Probably the most popular exercise for both boys and girls is soccer. The competitive element takes the focus away from the fact they are working their bodies so hard. Kids love all sorts of ball games - and soccer is a brilliant way to get them running about outdoors.
"And people say soccer is a sport for sissies...id like to see you taken down like that" - somehow this is going around as a soccer picture?? People are failing to see that the girl being tackled is holding a rugby ball...
The point was that when you build a connection with the great outdoors, you learn how it can help you and you can help it, and you interact instead of passively passing it by. Consequently the experience then implants a more meaningful memory in your bank to return at a later stage in life.
Through the generations, the invention of video games and other types of digital media have taken a toll on the exercise regimens of our youth. Gone are the days of playing freeze-tag and hide-and-seek until the street lights came on.
Realizing dreams can come true is something adults probably struggle with more than teens. For youth, the sky is the limit and as parents and youth workers, we are uniquely positioned to help encourage and support them in achieving those dreams.
How many times have your kids done something so adorable that you couldn’t wait to tell your spouse, but you can’t remember it the next day? How many times did you want to capture it for posterity? How many times did you actually get a usable photo or video? You can’t scrapbook it without some source material to start with.