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Are we pushing our children too hard?
A look into the world of children in competitive sports
Transcript of Are we pushing our children too hard?
are we pushing our children too hard too fast? A look into the world of children in competitive sports... Parents enroll their children in sports for many good reasons having fun learning new skills improving old skills respect disipline exercising integrity But... is the pressure and disipline put upon our children pushing them too hard too fast? the facts say.... NO! According to researchers at the Institute for the study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, kids who participate in organized sports do better in..... school have better interpersonal skills more team oriented and are overall healthier If you have to run laps whenever you are late.... you wont be late again! If you have to do suicides everytime you miss a shot... you will try harder to make that shot everytime! But parents be warned... dont pressure your children too much... unless you really do want to drive them to rebellon.. who knows maybe your kid could be the next... It is true that sometimes kids can get burned out with the constant stress of things such as... intense training schedules the pressure to win and countless injuries... Steve Marshall, a researcher at the University of North Carolina explains that "Youth sports have become about more than just having fun." approximatly 3 million kids ages 14 and younger get hurt annually from playing sports. But it is undeniable that the benefits significantly outweigh the hardwork "There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win." -Muhammad Ali "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."- Lance ArmstrongFull transcript