Olympic torchBy Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media editor
The Olympics is an exciting time to gather your kids around the TV to watch the world's best athletes go toe to toe. But beyond the rippling muscles, athletic prowess, and Spandex, there are plenty of opportunities to engage kids in deeper conversations. Seize the moment by asking open-ended questions, and see where the conversation goes.
Try these ideas for turning this family viewing opportunity into powerful life lessons.
Talk about inspiration. If nothing else, the Olympics is a time to be awed by the abilities of the human body. Point out the kind of practice, dedication, and sacrifice that go into becoming an Olympic athlete. If there are certain competitors your kids like, find out more about their life and how they pursued their athletic goals.
Ask: What are you willing to work hard for?
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