Active Kids Are Healthy Kids
As a psychologist I have a lot of opinions about raising children. Some of them are not that popular with parents of today.
I am a big advocate of children being active. I see too many children in my practice who spend far too much time sitting on the sofa, either watching television or playing some form of a video game. While I am not against TV and video games, I feel that there is no longer a healthy balance for some where exercise is concerned.
Organized sports, as well as free play shoud be included in the daily activities for children. The free play teaches getting along with others and creativity. Organized sports also helps in social interactions and helps children imporve their self-worth.
Image Credit » Photo from personal file of my grandchildren