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What Should I Do When My Child is Struggling in Sports?

What Should I Do When My Child is Struggling in Sports?

If your child is struggling in sports, what should you do? Should you talk to your child’s coach? Take extra time to practice with him or her? Or just plain let them quit?

Dealing with Difficult Coaches

Dealing with Difficult Coaches

When you send your kids off to softball or swimming, or any sport, you rely on their coach to teach them the skills they need to be successful. But every coach has his or her own coaching style, and in some instances it can counterproductive to success.

Preventing Overuse Shoulder Injuries

Preventing Overuse Shoulder Injuries

Certain sports put young athletes at risk for shoulder injuries more than others.

Better sleep, better performance for your athlete

Better sleep, better performance for your athlete

Children learn by example, and it seems they are taking on the poor sleeping habits of adults. Over the last two decades, national polls show that both adults and children are not getting recommended amounts of sleep.

Prepare Your Child for Outdoor Winter Activities

Prepare Your Child for Outdoor Winter Activities

Fresh air and exercise is always a good idea, but in winter, it’s important to take precautions when sending your children outside to play or do sports.

Skin Infections Highly Contagious in Sports

Skin Infections Highly Contagious in Sports

Skin infections can sound scary, but while they are often contagious, most are not serious. They are fairly easy to treat and even easier to prevent – as long as everyone involved is aware of what to do and what to look for.

Distance Running
What to know if your child is interested in distance running

With the availability of video games, numerous television channels and the computer, kids today have plenty of reasons to stay inside. Despite these electronic temptations, more youngsters are...

Vaccinations: a Critical Part of Your Child Athlete’s Health
It’s good for the entire team -- and the community

Most parents trust their pediatricians to steer them in the right direction when it comes to vaccinations. Yet a small percentage resists having their children immunized.

“Giving vaccines...

Hockey Injuries
The fast-pace, hard-hitting, and high-action intensity of hockey have made the sport more and more popular among American youngsters than ever before.

The very idea of a game being played on an ice surface practically guarantees a lot of action. And like any contact sport, injuries are a part of hockey at any level.

“It’s a high risk...

Back and Spine Injuries
Prevention is easier than you think

Serious or debilitating back and neck injuries in youth sports are not overly common, but they can occur.

More common spinal injuries in young athletes are sprains or strains of the...

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