Health Tip: Helping Your Child Choose a Sport

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(HealthDay News) -- Sports are a great way for your child to learn important life lessons and team spirit, and to get some exercise.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:

  • Figure out what your child wants to accomplish from participating in a sport.
  • Determine your child's strengths and capabilities, and look for a sport that is a good fit. Choose something your child enjoys and is excited about.
  • Ask your child why he or she wants to play a sport. Is it simply to have fun, or more to spend time with friends?

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