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Children and Competitive Sports

15 Reason Competitive Sports Are Great For Kids (That Have Nothing to Do With Winning)

Anne Josephson | Posted 05.07.2016 | Parents
Anne Josephson

I don't think that competition is either good or bad. It just is. Rather it is how we think about it and cope with it makes it good or bad. How much we stress the importance of competition that gives it a larger space in our lives than it deserves.

Youth Sports: Getting It Right For Kids

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Although theoretically we parents are supposed to leave everything to the coaches, that's a little like saying that we are supposed to leave it to the teachers to get our kids to school and make sure they do their homework.

Raising A Child Athlete: How To Do It Right

Mona Ackerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mona Ackerman

Q: I have a friend whose child is an athletic superstar. This ten year old has been focused on ice skating since she was four years old. She has...