Being energetic with your kids may help you to bond with and relate to them better. Parents who sit around and read or watch telly a lot are not good role models for their kids and are often conceived by kids as boring and old. Your children have an incredible amount of energy that can be, for them, uncontrollable. If you don't keep up with them and help to harness that energy onto positive pursuits, your child may find less desirable ways to release that energy. Bored kids can get into gangs or petty crimes as a way of burning up nervous energy that they don't know what else to do with. Help them to focus their energies and help yourself to relate with them better.