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Cheaters and Spoiled Sports: Teaching Your Kids to Play Fair and Have Fun

By JustMommies staff

If it’s true that “nobody likes a spoiled sport,” then why are there often so many to be found? Spiteful sportsmanship is a common bleacher-side spectacle at many children sporting events. And it’s happening in both kids and adults, as depicted in popular comedy films such as Will Ferrell’s
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Anorexia Athletica: Is Your Teen Exercising Too Much?

Having a son or daughter who is an athlete is a dream for some parents. But whether it is ballet, football, track and field, gymnastics, baseball, basketball or soccer, their children have to train hard if they want to be the best. Training requires getting the body in physical shape, and that means
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Top Reasons Why Sports are Good for Teens

By JustMommies staff

Batter’s up!” “Touchdown!” “Penalty shot!” Are traditional sports not part of your teen’s routine yet? Should they be? There is a lot of debate over how much emphasis to place on athletics these days. It’s understandable for non-sport fans to not wish for their worlds to revolve around
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How to Find a Summer Camp Your Child Will Love

By JustMommies staff

For kids, summer means getting a break from school. While they usually enjoy the break at first, they may soon get bored of having nothing to do. Keeping your kids active during the summer months may be a challenge, but one thing you could do to break up the summer and make it more exciting for your
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Parenting and Media: Keep Kids Healthy with Engaging Fitness Apps

By JustMommies staff

Government statistics indicate that one-third of all children in the U.S. are obese and overweight. Diet and lack of exercise are leading culprits in this trend, and the onset of digital media hasn't helped. Kids are spending a lot more time sitting around using online media, playing video games and
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Sport Summer Camps for Your Child

By MySummerCamps

Summer camps that focus on sports will offer long-lasting friendships, structured environments, and will teach skills to help your child achieve their dreams. Each offers top-quality facilities and your young camper will love every moment as each camp offers exciting challenges. The rewards will last
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Dream Big: Train to Be a Champion at Summer Camp

By Amando Formaro

Looking for a camp that will help your athletic child excel? Maybe little Johnny is a potential baseball or football star, or maybe his skills are in the Martial Arts or archery. No matter what area of athleticism your child competes in, chances are there's a camp for that! Don't let the lazy days of
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Raising a "Good Sport"

By JustMommies staff

It’s a competitive world out there, and whether your kids compete in athletics, music, or even academics, they will have to learn how to be “good sports.” Being a good sport doesn’t just mean knowing how to lose gracefully – although that’s a part of it too. It means doing your best, enjoying
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How to Get Your Couch Potato Off the Couch

By JustMommies staff

Just about every kid loves a lazy day on the couch with a favorite movie or show on TV. But too much time in a sedentary mode can lead to obesity or other health problems. If your children are spending more time on the couch than off the couch, it’s time to help them get moving. Here’s how: Set an
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Youth Sports Nutrition Tips

By Paula Schmitt

One of the most common questions parents ask regarding their child’s nutrition during sports is - what is the healthiest thing for my child to eat and drink before playing sports? With our family of athletes, we have learned that offering high – carbohydrate foods (also called complex carbohydrates)
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