Health:Fitness & Nutrition
Ep #53: What Parents Need to Know About Youth Sports- Dr. Cassandra Smisson Hayes, Ph.D
This might be a trigger episode! to some, talking about youth sports is kind of like talking about religion or politics. Everyone has their different views and parenting styles when it comes to how their family approaches youth sports. But today we are ripping off the Band-Aid and chatting about it! Its very common for parents to want their child to be the next sports super star. Although that sounds great in theory, the path to get to the next level is not an easy one. (And we are talking mentally) We are so thankful we have Dr. Cassandra Smisson Hayes, Ph.D on the show to open up the dialogue about child athletics. She is a clinical psychologists that specializes in sports psychology of all ages. She dissects the language, signs of unhappiness, and how different sports can have a various peak points. Dr. Hayes also dives into how social media has changed our perception of sports and how the pressure for a college scholarship is higher than ever. Download with an open mind, zen friends. Enjoy!
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