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FROM THE DESK OF Dr. Ramaiya
I recently went to a continuing education seminar which I really enjoyed. The instructor was an Australian trained ‘physio’ (as they call them down
CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON (OR DAUGHTER) Should Kids Quit Activities They Don’t Like?
under) who helps women strength train and exercise at high intensities before, during, and after pregnancy. After birthing a child, women have so many questions with regards to what to expect of their bodies and what’s normal and what’s not. Most women don’t know when it’s appropriate to start exercising, how to get back into their routine safely, how much they should be doing, and how quickly they should be progressing. After nine months of pregnancy, a short bout of physical therapy should be routine. The changes the tissues in the body experience over those nine months are vast, and it’s so important to learn how to rehab and recover from that journey. If you know anyone who is currently pregnant or just had a baby, do them a favor and tell them about how physical therapy can help them safely get back to doing the things they love, be it running, lifting, CrossFit, or whatever. They will definitely thank you!
“I QUIT!” There they are, the three words every parent dreads hearing, and your child just shouted them on the way to basketball practice. Or, maybe you’re on your way to a dance recital or trying to wake your child up on Saturday morning for their swim meet. Whatever the activity, most parents will eventually have to deal with their child deciding to quit. There’s no question that extracurricular activities are beneficial for a child’s growth and development. Research conducted by the U.S. Department of Education found that students who participate in extracurricular activities achieve higher grades, have better attendance, and are more likely to attend college than their peers who are not in extracurriculars. What’s more, today’s activities often come with a price tag. Parents are expected to pay for registration fees, equipment, uniforms, and sometimes even travel expenses. For this reason, parents can be adamantly against letting their child drop out of an activity. However, if you have to force your kid to keep going to practice, is the activity even worth it anymore? “I hate it,” your kid might add. “It’s no fun. I don’t want to go. You made me sign up!”
Many parents find themselves torn between not wanting to “raise a quitter” and giving their kids the opportunity to find an activity they truly enjoy. Obviously, you wouldn’t
- Dr. Tejal Ramaiya
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