What is the secret to having active kids?
It’s an age old question that we’ve been pondering since the dawn of
Now that our little ones have gained access to the internet and all the sparkly distractions that come with it, it seems they’re not as keen to move their butts off the couch. Why go climb a tree when there are YouTube videos to watch? Who would wake up early to play soccer when they could stay in bed and play FIFA with their mates on the Xbox?
Enter Steve Willis. Better known as The Commando. He’s a man on a mission to get your kids up and running, and he says it just takes one little change to do it.
Listen: Get ready for it… Steve shares the secret to having active kids. (Post continues…)
Speaking on This Glorious Mess, Mamamia’s podcast about family life, Steve gave a very simple answer to this question.
“Be active yourself as a parent,” the father of four told hosts Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo.
“It’s monkey see, money do. It’s setting the environment and what is considered the norm, and the best way to do it is to live your word.”
With four kids aged one to 18 – three to ex-partners and a baby son with current partner Michelle Bridges – there are a lot of eyes on Steve. And it’s pretty safe to say these fitness nuts are setting a good example.