Most kids are wearing shoes that are too small, and it's more than just uncomfortable. Tight shoes can cause serious foot deformities that they'll have for the rest of their lives. Apparently, we need to ramp up the toe test!
It sure doesn't take long to wipe out the benefits of exercise. If the kids spend an hour or two playing a softball game and chase that with a bag of chips and a sugary sports drink, they're probably taking in more calories than they burn.
Spring break is right around the corner and can present a scheduling issue for parents who need to work. The kids suddenly have loads of free time, but it's business-as-usual for parents. So what types of things can we squeeze in?
I made the kids sort through old toys last weekend and our donation pile turned out to be a mountain. And that makes me sad! It's not just the emotional attachment. It has much more to do with good ole parental guilt.