New Year, New Things

New Year, New Things

Throughout my youth, I was a classic jock.  Baseball in the spring and summer, football in the fall, and basketball in the winter.  I greatly enjoyed and had good success in all of these traditional sports.

Then when I went to college, for the first time, I saw guys playing lacrosse.  I was fascinated.  I realized that given my special collection of inclinations and abilities, that was the sport in which I probably would have had the most enjoyment and success.  And while I certainly don’t regret my baseball, football, and basketball experiences, I wish that I had been introduced to lacrosse a lot earlier.

One of the great things about Romp n’ Roll is the wide variety of activities it offers through its diverse collection of classes.  And I urge parents to allow their child to take advantage of that.  If your little one is fond of a particular activity, it is fine to let him continue with it.  But it is a good idea to encourage him to try something else as well.  You never know.  In addition to pursuing his pleasure, he may discover his passion.

So as you and your child start the new year, keep in mind that this is a good time to try new things.

Michael K. Meyerhoff, Ed.D. (a.k.a. “Dr. Mike”) is a member of the management team at Romp n’ Roll.  After receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he also held a position as a researcher with the Harvard Preschool Project.  He may be contacted via e-mail at