I was thinking about my four year old son and how proud I am at his developing physical abilities. As martial artists and parents, we strive to establish a good physical foundation for our children. Two quick rules that I try to live by:
1. BALANCE- The physical development of a child is a challenge and requires a balance of fun, stimulation, and positive reinforcement.
2. DOJO RULES APPLY- Just like in the dojo we also have to remember to “leave our egos at the door”. Be their guide but let them develop in their own way.
Here is an excellent article from Perform Better on helping your child achieve athletic success.