We know the family is where we have our greatest impact. If we want to make a positive change in our communities, it has to start in the home. So the question is, how are we influencing the people in our home? Are we training our children to make good choices? Are we training our children to become independent and critical thinkers? What are we doing to ensure that our children grow into adults that can succeed on their own?
I believe we can use things like physical education and music training to challenge and push our children a little out of their comfort zone. Learning to play an instrument is hard. It takes discipline and practice to get better. I have seen the struggles with my own children as they have learned to play an instrument. As parents, my wife and I are constantly encouraging and making sure our children make time to practice their instrument. Some days are harder than others but our children see the results of their practice.
The same principles of discipline and practice are necessary for physical education. It is easy to not make time for exercise. Exercising can be hard. There are times when we do not feel like being active. We know that regular exercise is critical for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We need to model the importance of physical activity to our children. If you are not exercising regularly then you need to make it a priority and start today. You need to show your children that your health is one of the most valuable things you have. If your children see the value in regular exercise they will start to develop healthy habits and have a positive attitude toward exercise. They will become more resilient as they become physically and mentally stronger.
If you do not know where to start, begin with a family walk. If you want something more challenging, check out one of our membership options. We have hundreds of lessons and workouts available to you. Dads, it is time to make regular exercise a valuable part of your family routines. Let’s start today.