IAPS Heads’ Conference 2013 – Day 1

What has stood out for me today is that we need to ensure that our young people:
. Adopt active lifestyles as young as possible; national obesity figures give great cause for concern. Let children experience a wide range of sports so they can find 1 or more that they are keen/happy to participate in regularly and on-going
. Have genuine, unshakable ‘self belief’ – ‘I can do it’ – otherwise a lack of confidence will limit their potential, academically, socially and in sport and music etc
Sally Gunnell – fitness for children through sport

. Keep to identified/maximum times set by parents when playing computer games and using social media – otherwise their social skills and ability to empathise with be negatively impacted in a very significant way; supported by medical research
Aric Sigman – Parenting and the 21st century child

More general reflections:
. I appreciate the diversity within IAPS
. I am reminded what an amazingly beautiful/historic capital city we have!


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