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Kids and Team Sports: Should Parents Push Their Children to Play?

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

For me, spring begins when the air fills with the crack of the bat or the snap of a ball hitting a glove. It begins in February, when baseball spring training gets underway. As a parent, my real joy comes from watching Little Leaguers play. I can't wait to root for my kids on the ball field.

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.

'My Son Refuses To Play Team Sports'

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.09.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, I want my son to play team sports like I did so he will develop self esteem, but he doesn't want to. He played basketball and soccer un...

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...