Kids in Sports, When is it Enough?

Julie hadn't even gotten her first training bra. But she had already developed a sports-related injury. She had been swimming competitively since the age of five. She had a shelf full of ribbons and trophies, and by her seventh birthday, her coaches had moved her up to a higher team level. Sounds exciting, right? Not so much. Julie was expected to attend practice four days a week and swim meets most weekends–year round. Fast forward a few years to fifth grade: Julie, now a busy eleven-year-old, has lots of friends, solid academics–and no complaints. Well, almost no complaints. She has … Continue reading Kids in Sports, When is it Enough?