This post was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As a kid, I looked forward to school breaks because it meant I got to focus on what I wanted to focus on for a time. Fortunately, I had a pretty good grasp of caring for all of the areas of my life at a young age.
Over school break, I’d read books for mental stimulation. I’d play outside as much as possible to contribute to a healthy body. And I’d sit in silence to nourish my soul.
Looking back, it’s pretty amazing that I knew to focus on the three pillars of wellness (mind, body and soul) instinctively that the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Triple Play Program emphasizes (keep reading to learn more about this great program!). I don’t do as good of a job at keeping that balance as an adult, but it’s a lesson that I do take to heart even now.
It’s also a lesson I feel is important to pass onto our children. We need to be there to teach them how to care for their mind, body and soul throughout their life. Technology today seems to drown out a lot of the natural instincts that earlier generations had.
So how do you teach your children how to care for all three pillars of wellness in their life? Talking. Lots of talking. And lots of you modeling the behavior you want to teach them.
You have to care for your mind, body and soul. And your children need to see you do it. It’s amazing to watch my daughters pick up on small things I do, even when I haven’t talked to them about it.
And even more so lately, it’s amazing to watch them call me out when I’m not taking care of myself. They know when mommy needs a reset, and they always let me sleep or have quiet time when I need it. And they do the same thing for themselves.
We go for walks by the lake and through the forest, and we’re trying to do yoga more. Both of those things are good for the body and the soul. And we’re always reading and learning, which is good for the mind.
It’s amazing how much more than book knowledge we can offer our daughters since we homeschool. There’s enough time in the day to teach them all of the lessons we want to instill in them. And for them to enjoy life.
But what do you do when you’re a working mom? When you drop your kids off at school early in the morning and don’t see them until dinnertime? You make arrangements that will do what you want when you can’t do it yourself.
One way to do that is to join a local Boys & Girls Clubs of America and take advantage of their Triple Play program. The Triple Play program promotes the three pillars of wellness.
At Clubs, kids are encouraged to eat right, keep fit and form positive relationships with themselves and others. The program provides kids with the tools and education they need to be able to lead a life focused on health and wellness.
In addition to afterschool and summer programs, many Boys & Girls Clubs of America locations offer special programs over holiday breaks that can help keep your kids active.
So even if you’re working and unable to provide direction over the school break, your kids will be kept happy and healthy. And they’ll have the chance to form new friendships and learn new skills.
If you want to keep your kids at home over the school break, the Triple Play program offers great lessons and activities that parents can work into their daily routines. So your can help your kids learn about wellness on your schedule.
If you’re looking for a way to keep your kids happy and healthy over the school break, check out the Triple Play Program from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.