Summer time is here and it is, as usual, crazy busy! Throw in a PCS or deployment for you and it is just gets worse. Finding time for all the unit events, saying good bye a million times (or at least a few) to good friends or acquaintances, making friends at your new location, finding time for a vacation, finding a new spouse job – yep, the head starts to spin a bit! But what about the smaller people version? They go through a lot as military brats and sometimes we forget how much they need fun activity like sports to grow.
Working their way into a new school, making those new friends and connections and opening all those new doors or maybe welcoming new friends and showing them the doors can be a challenge! Summer is busy; but military families need to find a healthy outlet for exercise and for our kids it is often youth friendly sports! I love youth sports for many reasons – I prefer them in fact, to the pros. The exuberance, the learning, the bugs found in the outfield, the family times, growing and learning at each level are critical to the development of our youth! Not to mention, the health issues of which we are all aware. Too much screen time, sitting bored in the house and snacking have left many of our children over weight and potential early victims of diabetes.
move it, move it!
Col K is the proud father of 3 and grandfather of 10 who relocated 18 times during his 30 years on active duty. He writes for MilitaryAvenue.com as a continuation of his appreciation of the military community. You can read additional blogs from him by clicking here: MilAve Col K
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