I have had the opportunity to talk to many parents of children ages 6-11 and a few common struggles have been “My Child doesn’t pay attention during class”, “I am afraid my child will not learn anything during online school”, and “My Child is irritated with the circumstances and it shows in their mood.”
You could probably guess it already, but some of the best ways to resolve these issues, that I know all of you are having, is to have your child become involved in some type of aerobic physical activity between each of their classes and between the schoolwork they are doing (or just in general consistently).
PE 1 or 2 times a week for 30-45 minutes is not enough!
Dr. Erin Hall from the Physical Education and Health Department at California State University conveyed that “physical activity increases blood flow and oxygen delivery [to the Brain], thus increasing mental functioning.” There is a...
Screen usage has been on the rise for years and can be seen to have a significant impact on your child's laziness BMI and ability to learn.
An article was written by dr. Eric Sigman managing screen time and Screen dependency States by the age of 7 the average child will have spent a full year of 24 hour days watching recreational screen media.
Over the course of childhood, children spend more time watching TV than they spend in school. in 2013 the US Department of Health recommended that children under 2 years of age should not be in front of a screen at all and over that age, the maximum leisure screen time should be no more than 2 hours a day.
Some notable names in The Tech Community such as Steve Jobs(Apple), Bill Gates(Microsoft), and Evan Spiegel (Snapchat) have expressed their concerns for our youth using Tech. These Tech Giants have limited or don't even allow access to screens for their children. For example, Bill Gates didn't allow his...
I am here to talk about Why it is Essential for Your Child to Strength Train between the ages 7 and 11.
A child’s physical, cognitive, and social maturity are key factors in determining the age at which a child is ready to participate in a strength training program.
There is no minimum age requirement for participation, although children must be able to follow directions and demonstrate Proficient body Weight balance and proprioception, which generally occurs by the age of 7.
Did you know as soon as a child is born it begins Strength Training?
Babies learn to Roll, Crawl, Stand up, and walk and this is a demonstration of their version of strength training.
Now the Misunderstanding with Strength Training in our youth is that strength training involves putting your athlete under superior loads that will damage the growth plates and Stunt the growth of your child. But, the exact opposite happens when under...
If you answered “I am” or “Parents are” you are absolutely correct!
One of the leading causes of Childhood Obesity is a child’s eating habits. Now, this is nothing to be ashamed of. I am here to help build awareness and knowledge that will allow us to give the youth of this world the best possible chance to live a happy, healthy, and successful life.
What are some things in your household, right now, that you see your kids munching on that you know they can do without? What are some food choices that can also be replaced with healthier options? What drinks might your children be consuming too much of?
As a parent, you are responsible for the overconsumption and proper consumption of foods. The choice to eat a snickers bar over an apple is only an option if the snickers bar is available to them.
Did you know that there are Neurons in our brains that are called Mirror Neurons? A mirror Neuron is a trigger in our brains that...