Tag Archive: sports

Anatomy of Sports (FA Retro)


Are competitive sports OK for young kids, or should we stop keeping score? Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about kids’ sports.

Top 5 Parenting Stories This Week

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Dr. Brian MacDonald reviews recent articles and blog posts about parenting and mental health.

Anatomy of Three Things (Episode 83)

Psychologists talk about recent research, including: individual sports and self-esteem, maternal stress and children with disabilities, and the parental role in boys’ body image concerns.


Kids in Sports, Part 5: Can sports help shy kids to make friends?

Playing sports is valuable for many reasons. But how do shy kids benefit from playing on a team?

Kids in Sports, Part 4: How do youth sports affect parents?

We know that participation in sports has benefits for kids – but new research shows that it affects parents, too.

Kids in Sports, Part 3: What Promotes Sportspersonship?

Researchers have been studying what makes kids good sports. Some of what they’ve found validates what parents have experienced. However, some of their findings are alarming.

Kids in Sports, Part 2: Anatomy of Sports

Psychologists talk about the impact of sports on child development, and whether competition is OK.


Kids in Sports, Part 1: Why it Matters

For fans, sports can be an enjoyable distraction; for participants, the elements involved range from physical skills development to having your identity become connected to a larger team or entity.

Study Examines Association of Movie Smoking Exposure and Team Sport Participation With Youths Becoming Established Smokers

CHICAGO – Participating in team sports is associated with a reduced likelihood of youths becoming established smokers, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. However, exposure to movie smoking appears to be associated with an increased risk of established smoking in both…

FA057 – Anatomy of Three Things, Part 8

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss three recent stories on familyanatomy.com: Should you let your kids win when you play games? Anti-psychotic meds may be overprescribed for kids without psychotic symptoms. Summer jobs protect against suicide. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You can get your free podcast subscription in iTunes. If you…