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Health Information For Parents
Good sportsmanship is when people who are playing or watching a sport treat each other with respect. This includes players, parents, coaches, and officials.
Kids might not know how to show they are good sports. Teach them that good sports:
Kids learn how to be a good sport from the adults in their lives, especially their parents and their coaches. As soon as your child starts competing in sports, it’s important to be a good role model. And any teams your child plays on should have coaches that encourage good sportsmanship.
Show your good sportsmanship:
If you are a coach for your child’s team, be fair and positive and encourage the players to do the same.
Parents and coaches who emphasize good sportsmanship help young athletes learn respect for others and self-control. These skills can help them manage other parts of their lives, and help them develop into mature, respectful, and successful young adults.
Sometimes the pressure to succeed on the field or in the court can be overwhelming. Learn what you can do to help your child keeps things in perspective.
Organized sports can help kids grow in many ways. Consider your child’s age, personality, and abilities to help make sports fun.
Participation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here’s how to protect your kids.
Winning is all that matters when you play sports, right? Not when that means you can’t even enjoy the game. Read about how to handle sports pressure and competition.
Sports injuries often can be prevented. Find out how in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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