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10 Reasons Kids Should Play Sports

Shari Medini | Posted 11.03.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

We are advocates of organized sports. We firmly believe that sports (when balanced with other activities) gives children the opportunity to grow into well-rounded, confident, hard-working adults.

My Transgender Life: Where Do the Children Play?

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Sports are a must for so many of us to keep our heads on straight in this increasingly complex world. For trans youth, they must be allowed to play and play equally and not singled out.

Americans Much More Likely To Prefer A Child Play Soccer Than Football

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports

The sports we watch and the sports we want our children to play could not be more different.

5 Things Your Kid's Coach Wishes You Knew

KnowMore TV | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

Ever wonder what your kid's coach would tell you about how your behavior affects your kid's performance and enjoyment level?

Just (Don't) Do It

JJ Keith | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Keith

Not many of my friends know I ever used to be an athlete. I forget myself, until a pedicurist notices my hammertoes or I have a dream about striding down the homestretch after a race, feeling that last surge of power.

The Danger for Children in School Sports

Chloe Spencer | Posted 05.04.2012 | Parents
Chloe Spencer

This is where you come in. Look into your child's sports. Check up on their health, on their coach, on how often they have practice. You have to be persistent! But you may just end up saving your child's ankle, leg, arm, or even his or her life.

Are Team Sports Hurting Our Children?

Darell Hammond | Posted 12.04.2011 | Parents
Darell Hammond

Seventy percent of kids give up sports entirely by age 13. When asked by Michigan State University researchers why they quit sports, kids almost universally said, "It's not fun anymore."

Embracing An Ordinary Childhood For Your Kids

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

None of this will help them get into college -- or, sheesh, high school! But all these things will be an advantage in life -- now and later -- because they are likely to lead to happiness.

We Won, Dad, But I'm Lost: Lessons from Tiger, Lance, and Andre

Robert Lipsyte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert Lipsyte

Tiger comes to mind every Father's Day when I start to think about the complex impact dads and their dreams, even obsessions, about sports success have on their sons (and ever more often now, on their daughters).