The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of THANKSGIVING.
One of our favorite things about Thanksgiving is the opportunity it provides to say thanks for the privilege of helping you take care of important needs.
Which of these three types best describes your child?
- The nonathlete: This child may lack athletic ability, interest in physical activity, or both.
- The casual athlete: This child is interested in being active but isn’t a star player and is at risk of getting discouraged in a competitive athletic enrivonment.
- The athlete: This child has athletic ability, is committed to a sport or activity, and likely to ramp up practice time and intensity of competition.
If you understand the concepts of temperament and fitness types, you’ll be better able to help your kids find the right activity and get enough exercise — and find enjoyment in physical activity. Some kids want to pursue excellence in a sport, while others may be perfectly happy and fit as casual participants.
Whatever their fitness personality, all kids can be physically fit. A parent’s positive attitude will help a child who’s reluctant to exercise.
Be active yourself and support your kids’ interest. If you start this early enough, they’ll come to regard activity as a normal — and fun — part of your family’s everyday routine.