Sports & Activities

Strengths and Weaknesses

A competitive streak may burn energy but scare away potential friends.

An after school swimming club, like other activities, should be arranged before school starts.
An after school swimming club, like other activities, should be arranged before school starts.

My eight-year-old daughter’s unlimited energy helps her endurance in the swimming pool and on the soccer field. On the other hand, she’s very competitive, so she has some trouble keeping friends on her teams.

Overall, I think sports are very good for her — and I’ve definitely observed improved bedtime and sleep habits after a practice or game.

Nancy Giese

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