Parent's Role

Kids Who Delay Sports Specialization More Coordinated and Physically Fit, Study Finds

Boys participating in more than one sport before age 12 are more physically fit and have better gross motor coordination than those who specialize in a single sport early, says a new study.  Whether the reason is because they play multiple sports or because the best athletes choose not to specialize early is unclear.

Peak Performance In Classroom And Sports: Ways Parents Can Help

There are several ways parents can help kids achieve peak performance in the classroom and in sports.

Support of Parents Key To Athletic Success

Four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero says she owes everything to her parents, whose support, not just in making sure she got all the equipment she needed and to practice but ate the right kind of food, was a key to her athletic success.

Ability To Overcome Obstacles, Meet Challenges, and Make Sacrifices Keys To Athletic Success, Says Ruggiero

Four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero attributes her athletic success in part to the ability to overcome obstacles, meet challenges, and make sacrifices.

Realizing A Child's Athletic Potential: How Parents and Coaches Can Help

 

One way parents and coaches can help a child realize their full athletic potential, says four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero, is to explain what they may be able to achieve by setting goals and working hard.

Saying No To More Sports: One Mom's Success Story

MomsTeam's advice, that sometimes the best thing a parent can do is nothing, made all the difference in the world for her teenage son, says one mom.

Injury Time: One Mom's Not So Surprising Reaction

The play is over, and the football players in the pile all get up, except for one.  One mom's story of what happened next may not be so surprising.

Find Activity Child Can Enjoy With Family And As Adult

Involve children in activities they can enjoy with the family and as adults, such as kayaking, canoeing, or bicycling, says MomsTeam's Brooke de Lench.

Parents Should Support, Not Criticize Sports Performance

The last thing a child needs to hear on the sports sideline is a parent giving coaching pointers or putting pressure on them to perform. What they want most is unconditional support and encouragement.

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