What do Kids Learn from Playing Team Sports?

Group Games Not an Unalloyed Good

Monday, August 17, 2009

High school sports are often viewed not only as a chance for kids to get exercise, but also to teach them how to be team players and team leaders. But some recent studies show that children whose parents and coaches push them hard to perform can sometimes wind up developing negative personality traits. For more, The Takeaway talks to Kate Dailey, who writes the "Human Condition" blog for Newsweek, Mark Hyman, author of the book "Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids," and Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.

Ibrahim weighs in further with a story about his own father

Guests:

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Kate Dailey and Mark Hyman

Hosted by:

Amy Holmes and Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

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