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Exercising Values

Happy, Healthy, Kind, & Considerate Kids

How You and Your Child Can Learn Anything

education fitness goals habits inspiration parenting selfcare time management Dec 13, 2014

Children love to learn new skills and feel competent. Doing the daily EV program with them builds this joyful feeling. Character is built in small doses over a long period of time and in special teachable moments where a new idea that is timely takes root. The physical skills are also built over time but maybe don't require as much time as you think. Here's a fun argument that 20 hours is all you need to get good at physical fitness activities.

No, it's not enough to become an elite athlete but it is enough to develop enough skill,coordination and strength to begin to see yourself as someone who could train more intensely for any sport. It opens the door if that is an area your child wants to pursue.

With confidence that comes from competence, your child will not shy away from physical challenges. They will be fit enough to pursue any athletic dream. They will also be fit enough to stay healthy if their passion lies in another area like music or art. Getting competent in one area even opens doors in other areas.

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About the Author

Pamela Davenport

MSW, CPT, PES, CES, FNS, YES, SFS ACE

For decades I have helped countless parents and their children overcome significant obstacles. My unique accomplishments in the fields of child development, health, and fitness have given me an unparalleled perspective and expertise that I would love to share with you.

  • Award-Winning Author and Parenting Coach
  • Mother of six and grandmother of five
  • Studied Juvenile Justice at Stanford University
  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Experienced family counselor
  • Support group leader for struggling parents
  • Taught health at the university level
  • Program manager for the personal training programs at two colleges
  • Personal Trainer helping people lose 5lb-100lb+
  • Two-time Ironman Triathlete and competing member of team USA
  •  UMB Lifetime Sportswoman Award 2017