Each of my kids has different capacities for emotional, social and physical intensity.
I’ve made a few unforced errors when I forget this reality.
- Indoor Climbing
- Family PT (push ups, chin ups, burpees, sit ups, dips)
- Hiking Uphill
- Skiing Bumps
I happen to like #4, #5 and #6 so we do those together, a lot.
He’s the same way, and gets to demonstrate his developing physical power to his dad.
In the moment, I’m simply a “proud papa”.
On reflection, I think the following are the core of what works…
- Be the brand
- Share an active life in nature
- Meet the kids at their level
…and the kids will get my attention one way, or another!