It’s a question asked by many parents. “Why should I allow my child to play sports?” and “If I do allow my child to play, which sports should I let them play?”
I am unbelievably biased to one side so I will be giving all of the reasons that you should allow your child to play and none of the reasons they shouldn’t. In my mind, there just aren’t that many reasons to not allow kids to play sports.
Here are some of the reasons that I could come up with advocating participation in sports.
1. Children who are involved will have less idle time to get involved with alternate activities.
When children are on any kind of sports teams there will be a lot of practice time. They will usually befriend other children who are also wanting to get better at that sport so they will have something to do when they get together.
Idle time in the hands of our children is usually not a good thing, especially in this day and age. Most areas of the country are not far away from some source of drugs which can peak the interest of experimental and bored teens. Sitting on the computer can lead to curiosity about pornography and other destructive and time wasting activities. Video games can be addicting and lead to searching for alternate realities because of the fantastical ideals of many games.
2. Playing sports is an excellent way for a child to develop self esteem.
Kids have a desperate need to belong to something. Being involved with a sports team will replace the need for belonging that so many kids get into gangs for. They will develop a sense of family outside the home which will keep them safe and give them that connection that they need.
At school, kids that are involved with sports will most likely have someone to walk the halls with, eat lunch with and even just say “Hi” to in passing. 먹튀폴리스
As children begin to accomplish tasks associated with sports they will build their confidence. They will see that as they practice more and more they will be able to accomplish things that they didn’t think would be possible. They will be well equipped for life and the abundance of challenges that will be presented with family, work and community.
3. Kids playing sports is a natural way for them to relieve stress and reduce the possibility for depression.
Not only does the sense of belonging reduce the idle time that a teenager can use to develop undo stress, become self absorbed and focus on the bad in the world all around them.
One of the best way to fight self absorption would be to focus on your team. Children will here cliches like TEAM= Together Everyone Achieves More and see that as ridiculous as it sounds when it comes out of their mouth, it really is true. They can learn that focusing on others and serving others can help them to be happy.