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How to make the most of tournament weekends

Tips to balance fun and performance during out-of-town competitions.

5 hidden benefits of buying your child their own gaming device

There’s no point in arguing about it: kids love technology. And they’re good at it. This generation, the so-called digital natives, seem to respond instinctively to gadgets and gizmos and touch screens.

The benefits of synchronous play are plentiful

Parents can play a huge role in fostering play in their children’s lives. When parents are able to play well with their kids, it can help teach them to play collaboratively with other children.

10 ways to spend more time in nature with your kids

According to the recent ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, kids are challenged to find time to play outside. This summer, get the family outside and give the kids some fresh air. Here are some ideas...

I’m bored! 5 ways to help your kids conquer the summer time slump

What two words make parents cringe the most? “I’m bored!” It usually comes with a whine and pleading, desperate eyes. Parents know they want to get kids up and active as much as possible in the summer, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. If your idea bucket is empty, these five activities are sure to capture kids’ imaginations and possibly set you up for some much-needed hammock time.

DIY Triathlon for the whole family

A triathlon consists of three parts: swimming, cycling and running. Modify your race with these ideas.

 

Spend a day at Centreville

I recently had my first Centreville experience, and it definitely won’t be my last.

In search of positive role models for kids in professional sports

When your family tunes in to a game, watch for these successful pro athletes who also demonstrate outstanding values and character.

How tween TV programs represent gender roles

Talking to your kids about what they see on TV is important.

Why kids are dropping out of organized sports

Too much pressure, pushy parents and not enough fun are just a few of the reasons.

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