Tag Archives: youth development

Let Them Be Bored

by Amanda K. Today, parents are doing everything in their power to ensure their children are preoccupied at all times. Children are being introduced to technology such as television and electronic devices at a young age in effort to keep … Continue reading

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How helicopter parenting can affect youth development

by Dexter P. Everywhere we look now a days it seems as though you can see an example of over parenting. Whether it is a parent at the park constantly telling their kid to “be careful”, or a parent constantly … Continue reading

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Screen off, Go play outside!

By Josh M. Technology has had a substantial change since the 1900’s to now, not only has its growth been linear some would argue it’s been exponential. The discovery and manufacturing of mobile devices, personal computers, software, and equipment have … Continue reading

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Youth and Mental Health: The Positive and Negative Effects of Sport.

By: Nicola S Mental health has become a major issue among youth impacting their development. From class lectures, researchers have proclaimed that between 10-20% of youth are effected by mental illness such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and schizophrenia. This number … Continue reading

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Views from the sandbar: An Islander’s perspective on the power of positive influences

by Alex W. I have personally been a massive fan of both organized recreational sport and professional sport for as long as I can remember. I am fortunate to have been raised in a household that could afford to register … Continue reading

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“Drop it like its hot”: Female drop out rates in youth sport

by Paige H. Growing up in a small town, there was NOTHING else to do but play sports. All of my friends played sports. My parents had never had the opportunity to participate in organized sport, so they really pushed … Continue reading

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Parental Involvement in Sports

By Johanna R. When observing youth in sport, one may notice parents sitting on the sidelines cheering only when a participant scores a goal. One may also observe another adult yelling furiously at a participant, referee, or coach from the … Continue reading

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