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Competitive Sports

Youth Sports: A System In Dire Need Of Direction

Rick Wolff | Posted 05.12.2015 | Sports
Rick Wolff

When a sport is transformed into a highly competitive, win-at-all-costs activity, with one's parents foaming at the mouth while yelling at refs, who wants to play anymore?

Parental Athletic Dreams Can Become Youth Sports Nightmares

John O’Sullivan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
John O’Sullivan

All too often these days, sports are not a positive, rewarding experience for our children. There are numerous kids for whom early sport specialization and inappropriate adult-centered environments lead not to elite athletic performance, but to physical and emotional scars that may last a lifetime.

There's Still Important Value For Youth Participating In Competitive Sports

Kirk Mango | Posted 05.09.2015 | Sports
Kirk Mango

With the constant media attention given to illegal PED use by elite and professional athletes, along with other cheating and poor, unethical, even abusive behavior by them as well as some coaches, parents and athletes at many levels of sport... you really have to wonder whether kids derive any benefits from participation in competitive sports.

Is Yoga Really for Everyone?

Sweta Saraogi | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Sweta Saraogi

I loved how physically demanding the hour was, but I missed the philosophical aspects of yoga. Somehow it felt incomplete. When there were small bits of chanting in Sanskrit introduced, I wondered whether the students or the teachers really understood what the chants meant or why they were doing them.

A Lesson in Perspective from a Boy Named Daniel

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 06.21.2014 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

The Spike and Serve U13 team won their first tournament on Sunday. They played fearlessly. They battled with so much heart. They displayed a new perspective, inspired by a boy named Daniel.

Why Can't My Kid Play Sports Just For The Fun Of It?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.04.2013 | Parents

In a corner of the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, in the middle of the very competitive U.S. Open, there was one spot on Saturday where no one was ke...

5 Things I Didn't Expect To Love About Competitive Sports For Kids

Leah Ariniello | Posted 06.29.2013 | Parents
Leah Ariniello

There are a number of really good reasons to have a child experience this level of competitive sports -- they just may not be the reasons you'd expect.

Are You Ready to Speak Your Truth?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

Look at your own life and remember times when you've cheated, lied or done something wrong on whatever level. How did it make you feel, regardless of how small the incident?