Skateboarding A Fun Alternative Solution

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

Some kids just don't seem to get into team sports. For one reason or another, children may shy away from the conventional recreational activities offered today, such as basketball or baseball. While some parents frown at the idea of their children not doing the same activities as they did growing up, neglecting your child's physical activity due to a disinterest in common sports is a terrible idea. It's important to ensure that you're child gets their exercise - exercise is important to the health of both the body and the mind.

To that end, many parents have been realizing that their children can boost their self esteem and engage in intense physical activity through skateboarding. It's a common choice for those who don't prefer team sports - it offers your child the opportunity to make goals and then commit to them, causing them to be proud. Many parents shy away from the alternative sport due to the prospect of injury their child faces; we've all seen the videos on TV of kids breaking their arm or leg while attempting a skateboard stunt. However, when properly performed, skateboarding can actually offer a lessened chance of injury over the common team sports that society encourages. Through the use of proper safety equipment and a sufficient understanding of the patience required by the sport, your child may end up with a few bumps and bruises, but it can really pay off when it comes to how they feel about themselves and the world.

Also, the ?rebel' aspect of skateboarding has taken a bit of a backseat in our modern world. There are skateparks popping up across the nation, offering children a safe place to grow in their love of the sport. Plus, your child's social dynamic can really blossom when they're learning new tricks with new friends at the local skatepark. All in all, skateboarding provides a pretty complete solution to the needs of an adolescent. With Tony Hawk being one of the most recognizable faces on the planet, skateboarding has truly left its mark in the youth culture of today, and parents should learn about the benefits that the sport can have before condemning it and telling their child that they will break their neck. It can be more beneficial than you know.

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