Five Parenting Principles Inspired by Fitness Classes

Five Parenting Principles Inspired by Fitness Classes

I love fitness classes, and I much prefer them to working out on my own. The social atmosphere and positive peer pressure to push myself keep me coming back for more.

During exercise classes such as spin or Bodypump, the instructor provides cues to help improve participants’ workouts. It recently dawned on me that in addition to prompting the steps in my exercise session, these cues relate to parenting my children.

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Cheryl Maguire holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She is the mother of twins and a daughter. Her writing has been published in Parents Magazine, Upworthy, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings,” and Twins Magazine. You can find her on Twitter at @CherylMaguire05.

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