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Sports & Kids: Are You Setting Them Up To Win? | E42

Nearly 70% of American children participate in sports and almost all of them will quit before they’re a teenager. Why? Parents are the likely reason. Experts say we may not be setting our kids up to win. A 2018 study showed nearly 60% of parents are encouraging their kids to specialize in one sport and nearly every expert says that’s a really bad idea. This week we talk with Dr. Matthew Silvis from Penn State University about his study on specialization. He shares why parents should wait to let their kids focus on one sport and when it’s OK.

About the author, James

Thank you for joining me for the Positively Dad journey! My name is James Shaw and I'm a husband and father. I live in the Tampa Bay area with my wife, Terri and our young daughter, Naomi. The goal with Positively Dad for us to think, learn and grow. It's easy to get caught up in the day to day and miss opportunities to become amazing fathers. I trust that the conversations we have on Positively Dad will help you see that fatherhood is truly a journey and that we are better together than figuring it all out on our own.

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