If you have been able to keep your child active through physical exercise, you are getting your child out of the house and moving around. Most likely, they are having just as much fun as you are having. It is important to keep them moving when they get into middle and high school. Encouraging your child to join a team will help them stay healthy.
If you have done any exercising on your own, you know how quickly you can lose your motivation. You would rather sleep in an extra thirty minutes than get up and run. You are not the only person who has trouble with it and your child will experience it. If they do join a team, they are less likely to lose their motivation.
When children are a part of a team, they learn there are other people who are counting on them to practice and play the best they can. There is no I in team and they quickly learn it is not all about them. Being part of the team allows them to learn and look up to their coaches and teammates.
There are different types of sports out there that keep your child moving. Everyone works out together, runs together, and plays together. Your child will learn the importance of discipline and exercise.
You should also do as much as you can as your child joins a team. Children are amazing because they can pick up how their coach, parents, or teammates are feeling. They also tend to end up feeling the same way. If you are your own child’s coach or if you are just playing along with them, keep yourself motivated to be with them. Children have a lot of energy, but they have to know they are doing something worthwhile. Go to their games and cheer them on. They will remember it.