Science of Parenting: Children and Sports

AMES, Iowa – Play sports for fun or play to win? When the focus is on fun, children are more likely to continue participating in sports and to develop an active lifestyle. But when parents and coaches push winning as more important, children tend to quit participating in sports, note family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs. In August Donald and Hayungs discuss how to be a positive sports parent in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Learn more from their tips on the blog throughout the month of August and in a four-minute podcast.

Through the Science of Parenting,, ISU Extension and Outreach specialists share and discuss research-based information and resources to help parents rear their children. Parents can join in the conversation and share thoughts and experiences, as well as how they handle parenting responsibilities.