My husband and I visited the Black Hills in South Dakota this past summer. I love the outdoors and it was absolutely spectacular.
One day during our trip, we visited Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Even though we’d arrived early it was quickly heating up and already quite hot by 10 o’clock. My husband Bruce and I decided to sit on the veranda with a view of the faces and have something to drink.
Various groups of people were milling around. Out of the blue I heard a very young and loud voice say, “Come on! We haven’t got all day!” Continue reading “Time. Tension. Posture. Pain.”
Summer is often a time when I get desperate calls or e-mails from parents wanting me to help fix their kids’ posture.
Not atypically, the request is for the kid’s posture to be fixed within a couple of weeks. Preferably before school starts again after Labor Day.
It is important to realize that helping your kids develop healthy postural habits is not unlike helping them foster healthy eating habits.
It is an ongoing commitment. And it is going to involve not just your kid, but you as well. Continue reading “An Open Letter to Parents – Your Kids’ Posture”
Does it irk you that your kids have poor posture?
Are you guilty of telling them on occasion to “stand up straight” or “sit up straight” or something along those lines?
If you have tried that approach, how well has it gone over?
In my experience, not so well. Continue reading “Stop Telling Your Kids to Stand Up Straight”
Work on your posture is too important to take seriously.
I’ll explain. But first, let me tell you a story. Continue reading “Play Don’t Practice”
I don’t work with children a lot but I do occasionally.
One August I got a rather frantic sounding e-mail from a local parent asking me if I could fix his son’s posture in the next three weeks, before school started. It was a matter of great concern, he wrote. Continue reading “Can You Fix My Kid’s Posture in Three Weeks?”