Athletic participation can have a huge positive impact on academic performance. Huzefa parses precisely why athletics are so good for academic participation, and moreover, how to be supportive regarding athletics. Finally, Huzefa covers the perils of forcing athletic participation when kids are not intrinsically motivated.
Article on forced participation: http://www.livestrong.com/article/523031-negative-effects-of-parents-that-push-their-children-into-playing-sports/
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