Kids are almost all the time in front of a screen. They seem to have a lot of fun doing different things online. For parents, this makes getting the attention of their kids very difficult. It’s getting harder every day to spend enough time with your kids doing something together.
This is where table tennis comes as an effective solution. It worked for me and I believe it can work for you too if you give it a try. Why I think this is a good solution?
Here are five reasons why I do believe you should teach your kid how to play table tennis.
1. Table tennis can strengthen your bonds with your kid
Table tennis is fun. More importantly, the experience that you live during a ping pong match is something that you can’t find anywhere else.
Since kids love to play more than anything else, they will certainly love table tennis especially if they discovered the game at an early age. That’s why it’s better to have a ping pong table at your place as soon as possible so that your kid will grow up loving the game.
Table tennis is an excellent way to spend more quality time with your kids doing something that you both love and enjoy. These moments of joy shared during a ping pong game will certainly leave a positive impact on the relationship that you have with your kid.
From personal experience, I can say that table tennis has (and still) definitely made me feel closer and more connected to my 12 years old kid.
It’s a lot easier to have a conversation with my kid during a ping pong game. It feels more casual and spontaneous to him. It’s an effective way to let him open up to you and tell you more about how he feels and the things he encounters in his daily life.
2. It teaches the value of working hard
Table tennis is a lot of work. It requires maximum concentration on the ball and constant movement around the table. The person that works hard during the game is usually the winner. This correlation between winning and hard work is an important concept that your kids should be aware of.
Table tennis can be a proper way to introduce your kids to the idea that “hard work is an essential element if a person wants to win something or achieve her goals”.
That’s why exposing your kids at an early age to activities that require some hard work is never a bad thing like some parents imagine.
Raising your kids to grow up feeling that they’re entitled to anything they want is the worst thing a parent can do.