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Ask the Expert: How Do I Help My Child Who's Nervous About Trying Out for Her School Sports Team?
Colleen Carroll, a children's leadership expert and family consultant, offers advice on helping kids who are nervous about trying out for sports at school. (read the story...)

To Play or Not to Play: How to Help Boys Who Don't Play Sports
What happens when you are raising a boy who has no interest in sports? Society has deemed that raising boys to play sports is the norm, and often times as a result, these boys become the targets of bullying. Written by a psychologist and an educational consultant, "The Last Boys Picked" shows parents how to help their child build resilience and a healthy self-esteem. (read the story...)

Advice for Coaches: How To Motivate Your Athletes
As fall sports gear up, it’s a good idea for coaches to think about what their motivations are and how they’re impacting their athletes. Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man's Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and--Finally--Let the Sunshine In" explains why positivity and caring will help everyone to have a winning season. (read the story...)

How To Handle Your Child's Food Allergies During Sports Season
Paul Antico, father of three children with food allergies and the founder of AllergyEats, offers advice on how to manage children's special diets during sports season, when they're eating and traveling with their teams. (read the story...)

Barclays Center Opens In Brooklyn
Barclays Center, which officially opens Sept. 28, will be the permanent home for the Brooklyn Nets, but, like Madison Square Garden, will also hold a bevy of other events. (read the story...)

Four Things You Should Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries
As the school sports seasons start up again, traumatic brain injuries (concussions) should be a concern to parents of student athletes. Dr. Cynthia R. Green shares four things you need to know about TBIs, from helping to prevent them to the signs that your child may have a TBI. (read the story...)

Everything You Need To Know About Live Sports In New York
Crosstown rivalries, new stadiums, and access to a wide variety of sports make the greater NY metro area one of the best to places to see live action. Here, the lowdown on local teams, plus parent tips. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What is Gene Doping?
The Summer Olympics have spurred talk about gene doping and performance-enhancing drugs. A local expert explains what gene doping is and what else parents should know about it. (read the story...)

Healthy Lifestyle Pilot Program Has Kids Bouncing Off the Walls
This fall, kids in Rockland and Westchester counties will be able to get fit and learn about a healthy lifestyle by participating in a pilot program at Bounce! Trampoline Sports. The kids who participate in the pilot program will help develop a fitness program for kids in the future. (read the story...)

Sports Fans May Benefit Academically and Socially
If your child can cite the on-base percentage of every player on the Yankees or whiles away more time than you would like playing Madden NFL on Xbox, have no fear. Research shows that sports interest may help children grow academically and socially. (read the story...)

10 Wild Animals That Have Olympic Gold-Medal Worthy Abilities
The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics is July 27, and whether it's your child's first Summer Olympics or they've watched the games before, the National Wildlife Federation offers a creative way to get them excited about the global event by comparing Olympians with wild animals that use similar skills for survival. (read the story...)

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders
GallopNYC, the NYC-based therapeutic riding organization, held its fifth annual Ride with Pride Horse Show in Central Park, celebrating its disabled riders. (read the story...)

A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit
While the 2012 summer medal action is taking place in London, there are plenty of chances to get into the Olympic spirit closer to home. (read the story...)

Introducing the Mascots for the 2012 London Olympics
With the 2012 London Olympics starting in July, it's time for you and your kids to meet the official Olympic mascots. These two colorful characters represent the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. (read the story...)

Soccer By Any Other Name
It’s “football” to the rest of the world, but no matter what you call it, soccer is the most popular international sport for many reasons. Soccer is a great sport for kids because it can be played in any season, promotes teamwork, and nurtures abstract thinking. Read on to learn about the benefits of kids playing soccer, Euro Cup 2012, and soccer related fundraising! (read the story...)

Cheerleading: The Sideline Sport
Whether it’s a school program or an all-star squad, cheerleading makes real athletic demands of participants—and not always on the sidelines. Only serious athletes need apply. (read the story...)

Bowling is Back in Style
Bowling is the latest youth sport to come back into style, with alleys luring kids and families back to their lanes with spruced-up features like glow-in-the-dark bowling, all-inclusive birthday party packages, and child-friendly food and entertainment. Get the scoop on what our NYC-area bowling alleys have to offer. (read the story...)

How To Choose The Right Sports Environment For Your Child
Is a competitive environment right for your child, or should you pick a lower-pressure team environment? (read the story...)

Sore Loser Blues
No one likes losing, but some children react more poorly than others. What can you do to help your child? (read the story...)

The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids
From kung fu to tae kwon do to karate, martial arts have many benefits and great appeal for kids. Here's what you need to know before you enroll your little ninja. (read the story...)

The Benefits, Risks, and Appeal of Snowboarding for Kids
To parents who are just a bit skeptical of letting their child start snowboarding, fear not: With the proper guidance, children as young as 5 can begin learning the sport. Before you give your verdict read on for some good-to-know advice from local experts. (read the story...)

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics in Nanuet Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, a gymnastics and fitness center for kids in Nanuet, NY, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a full day of family fun and activities. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Kicks Off in New York City
Former NBA all-star Allan Houston, now the current assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, his father Coach Wade Houston, and iStar Charity Shootout host the kick-off event to the Five Borough Basketball Tour in New York City for fathers and sons and mentors and mentees, stressing the importance of having a strong, male role model in a child's life. (read the story...)

A Dance Studio in Larchmont Launches Zumbatonics for Kids
A Dance Studio in Larchmont, New York, now offers Zumbatonics for kids, following the success of its Zumba classes for adults. (read the story...)

West Rock's New Turf Ready for More Sports and Parties than Ever Before
West Rock Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex has installed a new SpinTurf that will allow the facility to host even more sports events and parties, including lacross and football birthday parties. (read the story...)


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