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Getting Youth Involved In Sport and Recreation

by Danielle H. In today’s society, it is not uncommon to see girls play hockey, or to see boys participate in dance. However, that hasn’t always been the case. In earlier cultures, sport and recreation have been seen as more … Continue reading

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Parent Coaching from the Sidelines should be Banned from all Sport

by Desiray W. Growing up in society today a lot of parents want their child to be the best at everything they do and they want their child to succeed in a particular sport like they never got too. Some … Continue reading

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Keeping Score

By Hailey R. Children are taught from a young age, if you want something, you have to work for it. Or at least that is how they were taught. These days they don’t have to work or fight for anything, … Continue reading

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Outside Playin’ is What I’m Sayin’!

by Hannah V. When we think of health services we often imagine doctors, nurses, medications, and hospitals. What if there was a remedy to some of todays most common health issues that is not a new magical medical advancement? I’m … 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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Bringing Nature Back to Nurturing Child Development

by Kimba M. Canadian children are growing less and less active, which is why movements such as ParticipACTION are at work advertising and trying to promote more active children. Perhaps by providing spaces that facilitate more than just physical development … Continue reading

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