Athletic kids a high priority for Beckham

David and Victoria are both vigilant about their children’s involvement in sports activities.


News Desk July 20, 2014

Soccer star David Beckham, 39, learned discipline on the field and the father-of-four wants to instill the same discipline in his kids. He revealed that his three sons — Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, and Cruz, 9 — do play sports-themed video games, but their screen time is strictly monitored by him and his wife, reports People magazine.

“We put a time limit on it. You have to,” said Beckham at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, where he received the first-ever Legend Award. “No more than an hour. I know that sounds pretty harsh, but I want my boys to be outside playing.”

Beckham and his wife Victoria are both vigilant about their children’s involvement in sports activities, which is a high priority for the much-appreciated professional athlete.

“It’s so important to me that they’re involved in sports — for discipline and health,” said Beckham, who singled out each of his three sons’ strong points. “[Brooklyn] is pretty skillful. My middle one, Romeo, is the quick one; he’s super-fast. The small one, [Cruz], is the tough one, of course — being the smallest boy.”

As far as television is concerned, the boys enjoy animated films, including Madagascar and Planes and his daughter Harper is a huge fan of Frozen. “She just had her third birthday party [on July 10] and it was Frozen-themed,” he shared. “My little girl is the biggest Frozen fan ever.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2014.

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