kids and sports

  1. Family Fun

    Appropriate snacks for each sport

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    Did you know the best snacks for baseball are not necessarily the best for high-energy sports like soccer or basketball? We chatted...
  2. Child Development & Health

    Soccer may cause brain injuries: Will you still let your kids play?

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    A recent study has tied the practice of heading in soccer to brain injuries, which has sparked controversy from parents and players...
  3. Parenting

    Don't deny it any longer: You're a soccer mom

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    Soccer moms may have developed a bad reputation in the past couple of decades (What? They're just enthusiastic!), but being a...
  4. Child Development & Health

    Hey ma, get off the field!

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    We’ve all seen them — the parents screaming obscenities at the coach from the sidelines or being overly enthusiastic about their...
  5. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Parenting Guru: How to prevent sports injuries

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    If you're thinking your children practice sports with a different intensity than you ever did as a kid, you're not alone. Young...
  6. Child Development & Health

    Soccer helmets: Good idea or way too goofy?

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    Almost every week, there's another report of an athlete sidelined by a concussion, or a scientific study detailing the dangers of a...
  7. Child Development & Health

    Should you let your child quit sports?

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    You have an athletically gifted child who has a passion for a particular sport. You've invested years of time, money, and emotional...
  8. Children's Health

    Feeding your child athlete

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    Your child athlete gives 100% on the court. Make sure the food she’s consuming is doing its part, too. Read on to learn how to make...
  9. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Athletic parents and non-athletic kids

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    Our kids are totally unique. In fact, it's quite amazing how different they can be from their parents. Take for example, the...
  10. Parenting Advice & Columns

    How far should you push kids at sports?

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    When you have an athletically gifted child, it can be easy to be swept up into the momentum of the sport. Before you even realize...
  11. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Should I care that my child is bad at sports?

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    As often as parents dream of academic success for their kids, they also dream of athletic success. How many dads have spent hours...
  12. Child Development & Health

    Preventing sports related injuries in kids

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    A sports-related injury can happen in an instant. Without the proper protective gear, young athletes could find themselves on the...
  13. Family Activities

    Why you should watch March Madness with your kids

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    March Madness is the ultimate in college basketball. The top NCAA men's basketball teams battle it out for the top spot (which...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    5 Tips for taking kids to professional sports events

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    There's nothing quite like going to a professional sports game. Whether it's baseball, hockey, basketball, or football, it's quite...
  15. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Do away with sport snack duty?

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    As much as my kids love their sports (soccer, baseball, basketball, and so on), and as much as I enjoy their games, and enjoy that...