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ERIC Number: EJ622000
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Young Children and Sports--Weighing the Risks and Benefits.
Elkind, David
Child Care Information Exchange, n135 p14-16 Sep-Oct 2000
Examines the contemporary rationales of parents placing their preschool children in organized sports, including: (1) earlier is better; (2) parent peer pressure; (3) contemporary dangers; and (4) learning of self confidence, self esteem, cooperation and competition. Finds little value and much risk in engaging children at an early age in organized team sports. (SD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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