Does Your Child Play Outside Often? You May Be Too Over-Protective

October 3rd, 2017

  • Explain to your kids the importance of outdoor and active play and establish active play as the norm from an early age.
  • If you are concerned about safety, register your child in professional, after-school programs that combine fitness for kids with fun. Encourage them to participate in intramural sports or enroll them in group fitness classes to make new friends while learning new talents such as athletic training or sports skills. Arrange active, after-school playdates with their friends.
  • Make fitness fun for the whole family. Create a family night where your kids can choose the outdoor activity. Examples could be a ropes course, a hike in the woods or even playing tag in the backyard. The activity doesn’t have to expensive. It just needs to active and fun.
  • Allow your kids to try new activities and explore ways to creatively play with their friends. Remind your children that you are always there if they need to ask for help, but encourage independent thinking. This will show your children that you value their judgement and respect their decisions while helping you ease out of becoming over-protective.

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