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Sports & Fitness

5 ways to improve confidence in your young athlete

You may be tempted to shower your child with positive comments about their sports ability, but use caution. Comments and compliments should be sincere and straightforward. 

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I quit! the reluctant athlete

When I was growing up, the extent of my athletic experience was whatever the gym teacher made me do twice a week when I put on my goofy blue gym uniform. 

I hated it! How times have changed!

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Solo sports for introverted and shy kids

There’s no doubt that team sports offer an array of benefits to kids. Team sports provide opportunities for kids to develop friendships, work as a team, problem-solve, learn good sportsmanship skills, and more. But team sports aren’t for everyone. Many kids, particularly those who are introverted or shy, lack interest in or struggle with team sports. When kids aren’t into team sports, parents often get caught up in an endless battle - with their kids kicking and screaming all the way to every practice and game.

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How to teach what it means to be a good sport

We've all seen it – the parent standing on the sidelines criticizing the decisions made by coaches and officials, yelling at their own child for making a mistake, hurling rude remarks at the opposing team, or always placing blame. In some cases, these parents have even gotten into brawls.

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