September 1, 2016
Balancing tech and sports for kids

Balancing Tech and Sports as Parents

I might be showing my age with this article, but when I was young there was a story that went around asking whether it was better to be a nerd or a jock. It listed all the money that Michael Jordan made doing every daily task, like going to the movies earning him $175,000 plus and going to the bathroom made him $3000. After a few dozen examples, it switched perspectives, saying that it would take 450 years for the former Chicago Bulls superstar to match what Bill Gates already had. Nerds win, it declares. Of course you want your […]
April 28, 2016
Kids smiling team sports

Why your kids should play team sports

If you want your kids to grow up to be confident, well-adjusted adults, then team sports can be part of the solution. ‘When you play a team sport you learn that it doesn’t just come down to the best player’, says Ross Morrison, a sports expert with the NSW Department of Education and Communities. ‘It comes down to working as a team, accepting decisions and understanding that people have different abilities’. Playing a team sport provides kids with important lessons in personal values, Ross says. ‘Kids learn that things aren’t going to go their way all the time, and that […]