Dancing with Your Kids
My son hits. It drives me nuts. I have been searching for a way to teach him to channel anger and frustration in a healthier way. And then it struck me: movement. As a young girl at theatre school, I remember an incredible exercise where the facilitator put on 2 minutes of different types of music in succession, and we would move. Artsy? Yeah. Cheesy? Not really. Dance like nobody’s watching – remember? These days, iTunes has made the concept easier than ever. Try it with your kids! You will be amazed at the moves they pick up from strangers, TV and films.
The physical movement – slow, fast, harsh, angry, will be fun. And it may expand your horizons a bit too. When was the last time you listened to country or rap? (Just make sure you choose the songs without expletives). You can also try the UrbanMommies Workout Playlist.
Let us know what your kids’ favourite songs are for dancing! Even better, send us a picture of your latest dance party!