7 questions to ask your
daughter while watching the Olympics
Posted on July 2, 2012
ACTIVE FOR LIFE - Are you planning to watch the London Olympics,
July 27 through August 12, with your kids?
If so we’d love you to share your experiences with us. Are
your children inspired, impressed or indifferent? What are their
favourite events? Do the Games spur them on to try harder or try
something new? Did they have any reactions that surprised you?
The Olympics provide a great opportunity for you to connect with
your kids on topics like doing something you love and following
your passion, rewards vs. self-satisfaction, goal planning and role
Here are some potential conversation starters:
How do you think people find something to be passionate about?
What do you love to do?
What’s more important to you, being recognized for doing well
or the feeling you get when you do your best?
What do you wish you could do and how do you think you can make
Do you look up to the athletes? Why?
When you grow up do you want to be a role model for kids? What does
that mean to you?
What are some ways you can “give your everything”?
Next, for some real-life Olympic fun try setting up your own mini-Olympics
in your backyard or the local park. Use softballs for the shot-put.
Get some ribbon from a dollar store to use as a finish line for
foot races. Use playground equipment for an obstacle course. Make
it as big or as small as you like; either a family or neighbourhood
And if you’re looking for a little preview to get everyone
excited, watch some of the Canadian Olympic athletes training hard.