Monthly Archives: October 2014

Promoting Healthy Body Image and Healthy Practices

By Meagan F. It should be no shock that both males and females face dissatisfaction with their bodies on a regular basis. It should also be no shock that these self-criticisms and peer evaluations emerge during adolescence. While females are … Continue reading

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Overbearing Parents and Youth Sport

by Cody B. Youth face many challenges in their lives, so why is it we as coaches and adults continue to add to these? Don’t they face enough hardship without adults adding to the load? I know that not all … Continue reading

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Youth’s Best Friend, the Internet

by Emily M. Facebook accounts, crop tops, cellphones and iPods. I had no idea what most of these things where when I was in elementary school. Now-a-days all children worry about is the latest iPod and how many likes they … Continue reading

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Where Has The Fun Gone? A Look At Today’s Over-scheduled Children

by Julie M. The amount of scheduled activity that children are involved in today has dramatically increased compared to past generations. Today’s norm in parenting seem to be focused on starting kids off early in organized activities or sport. This … Continue reading

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Awareness of Obesity in Today’s Youth

By Greg S. “The effects of out-of-school time on changes in youth risk of obesity across the adolescent years,” a recent study by Zarrett and Bell (2014), examines the effects of out of school time activities on youth weight through … Continue reading

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Is Yoga, and Spirituality Suitable for Schools?

By Jesse U. With the benefits of yoga becoming more evident and increasingly popular, I think it is time we look to see if it has a rightful place within the walls of our schools. Yoga is an age-old practice … Continue reading

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“Incorporating Children with Behavioral Disorders into Sport and Recreation”

By Katelyn P. With the rising demand for recreation and sport programs to be incorporated into youth development, there also needs to be an emphasized importance on community-based activities for children with emotional and behavioral disorders as-well as children without … Continue reading

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