5 Traditions for Athletic Families


Paying it Forward

Without a strong back, good cardiovascular health and a reasonable amount of agility, a parent can find it next to impossible to teach his or her child to ride a bike. But the reward to those moms and dads who can is immeasurable. Make it a tradition to guide your children as they learn to pedal with your hand there for guidance. Periodically release them to steady the bike themselves. Sure, there will be bumps, bruises, tears and making even some angry moments, but it's a tradition that can truly be unforgettable [source: Allanach].

What does the athletic family do when sibling rivalry rears its ugly head? The next tradition is aimed right at the problem.