Have you been watching the London Olympics with your kids?
If so we’d love you to share your experiences with us. Are your children inspired, impressed or indifferent? What are their favourite events? Do the Games spur them on to try harder or try something new? Did they have any reactions that surprised you?
The Olympics provide a great opportunity for you to connect with your kids on topics like doing something you love and following your passion, rewards vs. self-satisfaction, goal planning and role models.
Here are some potential conversation starters:
Next, for some real-life Olympic fun try setting up your own mini-Olympics in your backyard or the local park. Use softballs for the shot-put. Get some ribbon from a dollar store to use as a finish line for foot races. Use playground equipment for an obstacle course. Make it as big or as small as you like; either a family or neighbourhood event.