Ellen Says:-----Once I heard my mom, telling that skateboards are hooligans and trouble makers. But nowadays,it has become more popular among kids and teenagers, and has even been accepted as a real sport among professional athletes. At first I always been afraid of my son Rallione skateboarding, now is the time to let him try it. There is a great deal to gain.
Skateboarding can be an excellent form of exercise. While it may be less work then some other sports, it still can get my child off the couch, out of the house and moving. Any physical activity can help improve his fitness level, his body image and his mental performance. While video games have been shown to improve hand eye coordination, nothing can beat actually getting outside and moving.
Any type of sport or physical activity is a great way to meet new people. Skateboarding is no different. By being surrounded with kids with similar interests, my child is almost guaranteed to make more friends and garner a sense of belonging that he may not have had before. This will make him happier in general and by associating with children in this way, he can avoid associating with children who do drugs or get into trouble.
As with any sport, it is important that any child is safe and responsible. Make sure they have the appropriate safety gear, pads and a helmet, and teach them where it is safe to skateboard. Busy streets are not a great place for those just starting out. You should also explain to them the importance of respecting peoples property. Many people do not like kids skateboarding on their property, they should avoid these areas.