In case you missed it, The Atlantic recently ran a piece on that unique form of middle school torture better known as PE (or phys ed class). Far from relying on anecdotal tales of psychotic gym teachers, playground bullies,...
It's no secret that youth sports has been struggling with declining rates of participation along with growing rates of abandonment by those who do play. But even by these sobering standards, what's happening to youth soccer is especially shocking,...
Research into the effects of concussions on children's brains is urging longer waiting periods for healing, while also allowing kids to return to normal activities sooner. The key, say experts, is for parents to respect these findings lest their...
Got a sweet-natured daughter who needs to find her own voice? Have a thoughtful son who isn't inclined toward team sports? Eager to teach your kids useful, real-world skills like empathy, responsibility, confidence, and leadership? Well folks, plop your child...
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Eager to find a sport that challenges your child's body AND brain? Curious about which sport gives your child the greatest chance of continuing to participate in college or secure a scholarship? Want to find a sport that is...
Your child is ready to enter the adrenalin-pumping, life-affirming, character-building world of summertime youth sports. The benefits are, of course, endless. And let's be honest, it's YOUR turn to do a little bragging on social media. But what should you...
To hear its critics describe it, baseball is too slow, too dull and too outdated for youngsters raised on the instant gratification and non-stop mental stimulation of smartphones, video games, and TV clickers. But while such criticisms may be accurate,...
Your teenager wants to attend a party but your spidey sense is tingling. Years of experience - including memories of your own turbulent teen years - tell you that, at least on this particular occasion, the party is a bad...
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