All the parents are too much anxious to keep their children away from all the negative influences. Every parent wants their child not to indulge in any wrong habit and grow into socially, well adjusted and healthy adult. But, it is not that easy as it sounds. Children are known to be too much influenced by the peer pressure and will try to do things that they think are cool in their age, and everybody else is doing but are very harmful to their growth process.
Parents should know that they can’t and even should not be behind their children 24/7. It is impossible to keep a check on all of their activities to protect them from harmful and negative influences, but, if not so you can introduce positive influences in their life. Family activities that involve fun can be one of the best ways to keep your child away from negative things. Making your child participate in social clubs and outdoor activities and you accompanying them along with your child helps in building good health and can have a lot of benefits.
Listed below are some of those benefits of social groups and the activities performed there.
- Positive mentor relationship: Not all parents are aware of the fact that children and especially ones lying in the teenage years can benefit a lot from a senior mentor. Yes, parents are the best mentors, but your child needs someone else too, someone who is not connected to the family, someone who does not know much about the family. Studies reveal that these senior mentors can keep their child away from all the harmful habits like alcohol and drugs. The mentors and the teachers teach the children with the activities that they like and keep the children occupied thereby not letting them think about anything. This creates an enormous influence on the growth of the child.
- Learning new things: Children are known to learn new things in the clubs than they learn in the school. For instance, the child might not have tennis classes as the school may not have a tennis court, but, a social club will definitely have one. Social clubs are equipped with a variety of activities and courts that helps in developing a unique skill set for every child.
Moreover, children attending the social clubs can develop at a faster rate in an independent manner as compared to ones in school. They can participate in a lot of games irrespective of whether they are skilled or trained in that sport.
- Experts supervision: The mentors supervise the child in all the fun activities. The social clubs give your child an opportunity to be social by letting them interact with all the other children attending the club and at the same time are under strict supervision of good mentors. This means the child gets less influenced by the peer group and spend a maximum of the time with sensible and responsible people around. This is very important especially in the initial years of their growth.