Hey friends…Is this year flying by or WHAT?! Someone tell me how it could possibly be the middle of March already? Well, today I have a post up over at the Jelly Telly site, so I thought I would link you to it here, too. It’s a post talking about the important life lessons we can find through getting our kids involved in sports. My husband helped a lot with this one, which of course made it more fun!
Please see bottom of the page for another note about Jelly Telly and a great opportunity for you…
First, here’s the opening of the post:
7 Life Lessons Kids Learn from Sports
It is March and that means a lot of exciting new things: Spring is in the air! Flowers are beginning to bloom. Easter is just around the corner…
And March Madness has most of America talking about college basketball and the excitement of the playoff season!
I’m not sure when it all started, but it seems every season of the year has a sports obsession attached to it: From the World Series to the Super Bowl…from the World Cup to the Olympics (easily our favorite, even if only every four years.) There is a sport for everyone, even those drawn to the less-traditional (but equally exciting) X games, or the Triple Crown of Surfing (from here on our Hawaiian island.)
There’s no denying it: Sports have become a big part of life as we know it.
And there’s plenty of good in that. Sports give us all something to talk about, cheer for, and even celebrate. Sports are less divisive than politics, and more interesting than the weather. Sports are a healthy distraction from the sometimes mundane nature of everyday life.
Even more: Sports can teach us great lessons to apply to the rest of our lives!
My husband is a family doctor with a passion for sports. He is an ex-pro soccer player and avid surf-dad, and he is a big believer in the benefits of competitive youth sports. He suggests every kid should get the chance to try out a few different sports – not just because it is healthy for them, but also because sports involvement is a great preparation for the real world ahead.
Whether they’re watching and cheering, or actively participating, here are seven ways sports can help prepare kids for their futures:
Quick Note: While I’m linking you to Jelly Telly, I also want to remind you of their subscription service, which gives your kids unlimited safe and positive shows and movies through the JellyTelly app! Levi uses the app on my phone to watch Veggie Tales, Buck Denver, and even old episodes of Davie and Goliath, AND their 5-minute family Devotions are so well done! Anyways, if you use my LINK (<–click there to use it!) and type in CODE: thegrommom, you can try it out for a week free. Even more: if you sign up before Wednesday night they are offering a free “JESUS DEVOTIONAL”, which is a super fun download with activities and journal opportunities for your kids. (this is regularly priced at $14.99) So click over and check it out if you haven’t already! Much aloha to you–