Kids? Sports? Or just plain bored? Sounds like you need to read this!

21 Jul

Summer is almost over and you’re thinking, what next?  It’s the time of year when those Halcyon days that we all love so much have to come to a screeching halt.  I remember when I was little and would see those horrible back to school commercials for trapper keepers(remember those?), and school supplies that I wanted nothing to do with, during the rare moments where our mother would actually let us sit and watch some T.V.  Anyway, I hated them.  No more lounging about in bathing suits and sleeping in.  When I take trips down memory lane, I try and forget those.  However, I digress….. Parents don’t get to do that sort of thing anyway, right?

Most of us are aware that with school starting up again, the involvement of your kiddo(s) being part of a sporting program is probably the next thing to tackle on your list.  After all, we wouldn’t want them ending up like good ol Spicoli.

Now, although I am not a parent, I am a former athlete so I do know a thing or two.  As a former athlete, and a child of highly involved sporting parents(a lot of you know the type), I also know that questions pop up with parents as they are considering enrolling their child into a sport or sports program(s).

I came across this article and thought I would share it with you.  Dr. Sally Harris is a Physician in the Pediatrics and Sports Medicine Dpt. at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.  She goes over top questions that parents have regarding children and sports.

I think these are good little pearls of wisdom to have at your fingertips if you are a parent who is ready to enroll your child in sports for the first time or if you are fairly new to sports with your children.

As always, we love hearing your thoughts here at Bouncing Bunch!


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