Are You Too Involved In Your Child's Sports?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Find out if you are, and learn how to break the cycle of helicopter parenting.
Air Date: 10/10/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Michele LaBotz, MD
Michele LaBotz MD FAAP practices sports medicine at at the InterMed Sports Medicine Clinic in South Portland, Maine.  She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School, and performed her pediatric internship at the University of Wisconsin before finishing her pediatric residency at Maine Medical Center and her sports medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After fellowship, she was a team physician and associate fellowship director at the University of Hawai'i, before returning to Maine. She now lives on Cousins Island with her husband, a golf professional and high school golf coach,  and their 12 year old daughter, who is a competitive gymnast.

Michele was one of the lead authors for the AAP's recently released policy statement on Trampoline Safety in Children and Adolescents.

    Are You Too Involved In Your Child's Sports?
    Are you too involved in your childs sports? Have you seen that parent on the sidelines yelling at their child or others to work on skills more, run faster and try harder.  Sometimes, our children need the extra motivation that only a parent can give. Parents are expected to teach good sportsmanship and use the games and competition as teaching moments. However some parents have a problem with over involvement.  Are you one of those?

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