Think positive! While getting your kids off the couch is one thing, positive feedback is critical in keeping them off! On the playground kids hear "slow down", in the classroom "sit down", at home "no running". While it is important to reinforce rules and safety, too often it turns into negative feedback regarding some type of physical activity. This week I encourage you to take the kids somewhere they can run as fast as they want, jump, climb, and swing as high as they can. Be sure to encourage their activity through positive feedback "wow, you're a great climber!", "you sure can run fast, you'd make a great soccer player/track runner/anything!"
Your positive feedback goes a long way!