Friday, July 10, 2009

Too Much Pressure on the Children

It is a sad commentary on the pressure many of us put on the kids...especially when it comes to sports.
Overuse injuries occur all the time in adults, but they can occur in children as well,. In particular, when they play team sports. The problem is this. When children played and they were playing on their own without parental involvement, they would stop when things hurt. But now that they’re in team sports and they’re trying to impress others, they often will push themselves beyond what they normally would do. That is of particular concern because overuse injuries are becoming more and more problematic, especially as kids get twelve, thirteen, fourteen years of age.
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