What’s a good way to teach discipline? How about letting your kids throw left hooks and 13-punch combinations at their friends? With the Chicago Park District’s boxing program, kids train hard and play hard as they learn about commitment, discipline and confidence.
Jumping rope used to be a solitary sport—rhythmic and just a tad repetitive. No longer. Limp ropes swing into perfectly paired arches with the Illinois Double Dutch League where kids jump with hands, feet and everything they’ve got.
Volunteering as a family makes a wonderful holiday tradition, but finding the best experience for your family might take some planning. Susan Norris, vice president of the volunteer center at chicagovolunteer.net, offers these tips: