Ways to Get Your Kids Playing Outside

In today's society, it seems like getting children to go outside can be very difficult. They are more focused on playing electronic games and watching TV and it can be very hard to tear them away from these things. As a parent, you are probably wanting your kids to play outside more because it is good for them. The sun gives them Vitamin D and playing outside improves their cardiovascular health so outdoor time should be important to every family. If you are a parent that is struggling to get your kid off the couch, here are some tips that can help.

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

Life Lessons From my Three-Year-Old

When my firecracker of a daughter, Annabella (AKA Bella), turned three, I marveled at her newfound expression of how she feels, what she wants, and who she is. Much like when Bella turned two, the terrific threes has been a profound teacher for me. I am learning so much about life by witnessing Bella in all her THREE-year-old glory. Here are some of my favorite lessons:

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Amy Ahlers, the Wake-Up Call Coach and bestselling author, is on a mission to stop women from being so darn hard on themselves. Since 2000, she has been an International Certified Success Coach, the CEO of Wake-Up Call Coaching, and co-founder of Inner Mean Girl Reform School with Christine Arylo, Visionary Ignition Switch with Lissa Rankin, and Find Your Calling with Lissa Rankin and Martha Beck. Her newest passion is supporting moms to embrace the whole truth of motherhood, messiness, and magic with the Mama Truth Circle.

Amy has been a featured expert on lots of TV & radio shows, and for media outlets like ABC, FOX, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. She loves lighting up the stage at events where she wakes people up to the voice of their Inner Wisdom and helps them cultivate the courage to act on it. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter, inspiring women to find the everyday sacred.

Her first book, Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves: Ditch your Inner Critic and Wake Up Your Inner Superstar (New World Library, 2011), shot up to #1 in several categories on Amazon, including Self-Help, Happiness, and Self-Esteem. Her next book,  Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself, she co-wrote with Christine Arylo and is due out in April of 2015 from Beyond Words.

A 2010 recipient of the Women Who Dare Award from Girls Inc., she holds a BA from the University of California, earned the CPCC designation from The Coaches Training Institute, and is a Master Coach Equivalent. Amy is known best for her unconditional love, relentless enthusiasm, and kick ass truth telling. You can often find Amy in the San Francisco Bay Area holding hands with her husband, Rob, as they run after their firecracker daughters, Annabella and Evie Rose.

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3 boys playing and splashing in water
09/10/2019
In today's society, it seems like getting children to go outside can be very difficult. They are more focused on playing electronic games and watching TV and it can be very hard to tear them away... read more
man and woman playing on playground equipment
04/05/2015
When my firecracker of a daughter, Annabella (AKA Bella), turned three, I marveled at her newfound expression of how she feels, what she wants, and who she is. Much like when Bella turned two, the... read more
3 boys playing and splashing in water
09/10/2019
In today's society, it seems like getting children to go outside can be very difficult. They are more focused on playing electronic games and watching TV and it can be very hard to tear them away... read more
man and woman playing on playground equipment
04/05/2015
When my firecracker of a daughter, Annabella (AKA Bella), turned three, I marveled at her newfound expression of how she feels, what she wants, and who she is. Much like when Bella turned two, the... read more