Study after study shows that when kids play sports, they win in other areas of life. Children who participate in sports:
Display improved social skills
Do better in school and are more likely to finish high school and college
Are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol or begin smoking
Develop healthier self–esteem, self–confidence, and body–image
Are less likely to become pregnant teens.
Inspire your kids to get in the game with these ideas:
Organize informal family or neighborhood hoop–shoots — or play baseball, badminton, or volleyball
Participate in sports as a family, and learn new sports together
Volunteer to help coach your child’s team
Emphasize fun and sportsmanship, not winning
Find inexpensive used equipment in good condition online or at secondhand sporting goods stores.