Full time Mother need help with her Full time School work!!!

Doreen - posted on 11/16/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hey ladies with kids between 10-15 yrs old:

I was hoping I could find some mothers in this group that could help me with a paper I need to do for my childhood development class. With your response to the following questions I ask for you to please include your childs age and sex, this is needed for my paper.

Organized sports are incredibly popular in our country (USA), even among young children. However, are they good for children or should children be allowed to be involved in spontaneous and non-competitive sports?

Describe either Pro or Con:

PRO: Organized sports such as Little League are good for children in middle childhood.

CON: Children in middle childhood are better off organizing their own games and participating in more non-competitive sports.

When you answer the question please remember to add your childs age and sex, since my class will be discussing the differences between parents of boys vs girls and vica versa. Also, please elaborate on your reasoning behind your answer.

Thank you ladies for your help it is greatly appreciated!!!


Sherri - posted on 11/18/2010




PRO: I have two children 13 & 12 both boys. They play basketball and baseball. I find that they get to play with their friends. They get to get extra energy out. It teaches them good sportsmanship. It teaches them how to lose and still be good sports and win gracefully still feeling for the other team that lost.
I also find that it gives them such a sense of pride especially when they do really well.

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