So your child is a little lazy and loves to stay indoors. No problem. Some children prefer to stay inactive until they really have to go out and do a task. Or they might be too glued to studies that getting social, following a sport or doing day-to-day chores do not excite them enough.
Whatever the case may be, you can always try a few steps that will help to make them more active than they currently are. Because an active child is a healthy child. Here are a few tricks you can apply to drag your lazy child out of that couch and make her / him more active.
- Involving in daily activities: There are hundreds of jobs that you accomplish through the day. Involving your child in them will be a good idea. Be it in the kitchen or any other department, ask your child to help you out. If you need anything from the nearby grocery store, ask her / him to run an errand and bring that for you.
- Joining a sports club: Sports is the best way to keep a child active and healthy. Ask your child what she / he would like to pursue and search the best club around for that. If your child resists following a sport, emphasise on its importance and benefits. Sports have the tendency to grow on children. Once she / her starts indulging in it, things will surely change and she / he will become more active.
- Asking for their friends’ help: Discussing your child’s laziness with her / his friends can provide you with some relevant information. If you talk to her / his school friends, you will know if she / he behaves the same in school. This will give you an insight into her / his mind. Which will help you come out with the right kind of plan to make her / him active.
- Talking to their teacher: After having discussed it with her / his friends, the next step is to have a friendly chat with her / his teachers and seek their guidance. Since your child spends a very relevant amount of time in school, her / his teachers can also join in your endeavour to turn her / him into an active child. Get hold of your child’s sports teacher, explain the whole situation and request him to involve her / him in more activities.
- Planning an outing: If your child is lazy by nature, always staying inside the house will only add to her / his laziness. Plan an outdoor activity more often. What will be better is that you let her / him take charge of it. From planning the place to go to arrange all the essentials, let her / him take a shot at it. Once she / he gets into this habit, you won’t have to ask her / him to plan the next outing.
There are a number of things you can do to drag laziness out of your child’s mind and body. The points mentioned above will give you a kick-start. As your child becomes more active, you will know which activity she / he likes the most. Accordingly, you can pick that more often and see your child indulging in activeness like never before.