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What Your Kids Can Teach You: National Youth Week Reflections “If we could all see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything” - Chee Vai Tang.
At Springfree Trampoline, we're all about family and love celebrating the successes of our children.
To mark National Youth Week, it’s time to step out of the mind of an adult and into the eyes of a child. In celebrating the achievements, vitality and strength of young people, we reflect on the energy our kids’ perspectives can give us.
Have you ever had a lightbulb moment, listening to your kids and their take on the world? Sometimes the stresses of work and life can make unintentional pessimists out of the best of us, but kids tend to be able to see a positive side to every story. It can stop us in our tracks and make us see the light. Being caught in the rain is exciting because it means our garden will grow. Spilling milk on the tiles is great because “at least it wasn’t on the carpet.” Power outages are fun because we can tell stories by torchlight.
Deliberately making an effort to look at life in this way can help you train your brain to see the good in every situation naturally, and become a happier, more positive person for this.
Ever wondered how kids can keep entertained for hours on end at a seemingly simple pastime? Imagination goes a long way.
To you, your Springfree Trampoline is a great, safe trampoline. But to your kids, with their imagination, it’s all this and more. Their Springfree is a basketball stadium, with the crowd waiting to go wild as they slam-dunk. It’s an Olympic arena and they’re about to win the high-jump. It’s a cloud floating up high, so soft and bouncy. It’s a pirate ship, sailing along.
Take the time out this week to let yourself enter this zone with your kids. Don’t be afraid to be silly, to laugh, to imagine. Surprise them by being the voice of the commentator as you go to slam-dunk. You’ll find yourself laughing and entertained for hours.
Embracing life and every day with vigour, energy and happiness gives our kids an endless stream of energy. They can jump on their Springfree for hours and still have energy, where as adults we can be huffing and puffing after 10 minutes. The great news is that we can learn from our kids. Apply the same happiness, and push for the same relentless energy, enjoying the feeling of each bounce, and time will fly before you realise you’ve done a great workout.