She then says, “You know, most parents want their kids to sit down and listen and not run around like crazies!”. I asked her if she wanted me to elaborate on the detriments of too much sitting. Shockingly, she did not (sarcasm is still alive!).
We did discuss how many hours she thought she was sitting in the day.
How many hours would you guess your child sits and what they think they sit? Share your thoughts in a quick comment and we can see the ranges.
This conversation began as a follow up to many previous as well as a response to her letting me know that they are now making the kids stay outside longer and running around a bit more then before. She complained, "they are locking us out before school starts to make sure we play outside!" CRIMINAL. Except, I was thrilled of course. Thank you to my school and its amazing administrators and staff!
Apparently the kids are not allowed in the class room before school and are having to do some running around the field at certain break periods. Yes, I would still love to see less sitting or at least more floor sitting and some standing work stations as well as a few other changes to help our kids grow up with a more natural environment but I am so happy that we are making changes to try to get the kids outside more. I do know that in California we are spoiled and that it won’t be as easy for all parts of the country to do this type of thing in winter. But thank you Los Altos for constantly taking a step.