Do you agree that teaching your kids how to catch is a challenge? Would you say it is one of the most difficult skills to teach? How about adding a lacrosse stick to the mix? YIKES!!
As everything in sports, learning new skills takes a lot of patience & practice. It's frustrating, we know. Besides being a hard concept to learn, children actually need to reach certain developmental stages in order to understand the bas...
During the winter months, getting children off the couch to go outside and play sports is challenging. Freezing, long dark days, make even the most energetic people tired. Studies from the Center for Disease Control give us recommended guidelines for how many hours children need per week for exercising/physical activity -- it out weighs the actual sunlight!
We know that some kids spend too much time on smart devices and playing video games. But did you ever wonder WHY they enjoy them so much? How can they play them for hours? Did YOU ever try to play them? Us parents just don't get it, we didn't have immersive games growing up so learning learn how to play them now when our fine motor skills are already developed is challenging. Our kids are playing them at their most in...
Youth sports don't look like they did when we were kids. Neither does exercise.
Times are different and as parents we are witnessing children who are bombarded with unhealthy food, early access to electronic devices, over-scheduled days and a decreased desire to just go outside and play.
Educating ourselves and building a plan to keep children active & in sports for years to come is critical.