Should my 4-year-old take swimming lessons or gymnastics?

Should my 4-year-old take swimming lessons or gymnastics?

Deciding between one activity or another is choice parents often face

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How do I help my child become an elite athlete?

How do I help my child become an elite athlete?

August 6, 2012, No Comments on How do I help my child become an elite athlete?

Q: How do I help my child become an elite athlete? It starts with you deciding to insist on properly designed sport and activity programs for your child. When kids learn ... Read More»

Should I enrol my 6-year-old in summer hockey?

Should I enrol my 6-year-old in summer hockey?

July 16, 2012, No Comments on Should I enrol my 6-year-old in summer hockey?

Even a young Wayne Gretzky knew that he needed to take a break from hockey at the end of a season Read More»

Why do children quit playing sports?

Why do children quit playing sports?

July 9, 2012, No Comments on Why do children quit playing sports?

Q: Why do children quit playing sports? The main reason children say they quit is because they don’t have the skills to play. They feel “useless” or “pathetic”. They get ... Read More»

Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

June 11, 2012, 1 Comment on Why isn’t there a soccer league for my 4-year-old?

Toddlers and preschoolers need to learn fundamental movements skills before they’re ready to learn the more complicated skills required in structure activities and sports. The best way to help your ... Read More»

What can I do if my child shows no interest in sports?

What can I do if my child shows no interest in sports?

April 20, 2012, 2 Comments on What can I do if my child shows no interest in sports?

There is no great risk in introducing your daughter to a particular sport or activity, but you should keep a few things in mind Read More»

What kind of sport activities are best for kids?

What kind of sport activities are best for kids?

April 17, 2012, No Comments on What kind of sport activities are best for kids?

Q: I see ads for exercise programs geared at kids. Some do things like sit-ups and push-ups. Is this really necessary for children? What kinds of activities and exercises should ... Read More»

5 things you should do, 6 you shouldn’t

5 things you should do, 6 you shouldn’t

March 30, 2012, 1 Comment on 5 things you should do, 6 you shouldn’t

We recently featured a study that identified the 5 top reasons kids play sport. As you might have guessed, “because it’s FUN” is at the top of the list while “doing ... Read More»

Should my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash?

Should my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash?

March 30, 2012, No Comments on Should my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash?

Q: Shouldn’t my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash if she expects to become a professional? Absolutely not. Research has shown that early specialization in one sport is not necessary to ... Read More»

Why doesn’t my child’s hockey league keep score or have playoffs?

Why doesn’t my child’s hockey league keep score or have playoffs?

March 26, 2012, No Comments on Why doesn’t my child’s hockey league keep score or have playoffs?

Don’t confuse competition with results Children do not get involved in sports because they want to win. They play sports because they want to have fun, because they learn and ... Read More»