Showing posts with label Activities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Activities. Show all posts

Friday, 17 August 2012

The downside of after school activities

I'm sat watching my older two sons in their kickboxing class. Tonight is their second class this week and I love that they've got activities they enjoy doing. I wanted them to start kickboxing as it teaches them new skills as well as teaching them discipline. I need all the help I can get with my boys.

There is a downside though. I have just had to go into the corridor outside the class for one reason.

He manages about 10 minutes (and that's only if he's eating) of sitting still. If I turn my back for a moment he races up the hall to try to join in with the class. I can't wait until he's old enough to, but that's another two years yet.  For now, I try everything to keep him occupied.  I take toys, food, offer him my phone to play with, but nothing works for long.  He wants to do all the same things as his older brothers and doesn't understand why he can't.  He is learning some kickboxing though, and I'm sure he'll be a star pupil when he actually gets to start.

Has anyone got any tips on how to manage the younger children when the older ones are doing their after school classes?