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Parental Influences on Children in Sports

It is in the very first few years of adolescence when the parents have the most influence on a child's involvement in athletic activities. It's during this period in a child's lifetime when their parents are the only influence that they experience. There are many factors that parents have control over regarding involvement in sports, or just extracurriculars in general. This article talks about how parents are the main sources of encouragement, introduction to sports, financial support, and obviously transportation. Without these influences, a child is left without the opportunity to participate in youth sports.

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This article relates really well to discussion in class this past week. Parents have a huge influence on  the sports children play and become involved in. Parents must devote a lot of time to the children if they become involved in... more »This article relates really well to discussion in class this past week. Parents have a huge influence on  the sports children play and become involved in. Parents must devote a lot of time to the children if they become involved in sports. This include providing transportation, support and finances. If parents are not completely dedicated to the children's involvement, children may become uninterested in the sport. 03-27-2016 6:18pm

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Comment by Sami Harrell

Perfect example of what we've been talking about this past week. This article exemplifies the parents' role in their child's development. Parents are the main influence when it comes to their child's activity levels especially when it comes to encouragement. 03-27-2016 10:22pm

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Comment by Jordyn August

This article relates to the affect that parents have on their children in relation to their participation in sports. This is important to consider because the article reviews how parents can have a positive or a negative influence on the participation level. 10-26-2017 3:15pm

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