Sports & Activities

Success Breeds Success

Young athletes realize they’re not defined solely by their academic performance.

A dad gives his son a high five after avoiding an ADHD tantrum.
A dad gives his son a high five after avoiding an ADHD tantrum.

Participating in a sport gives kids the opportunity to develop skills that they couldn’t develop in the classroom.

Getting a high-five from a coach does wonders for a child who’s not used to compliments. And success in sports breeds success in the classroom. Students become more willing to take risks, such as answering questions in front of peers. They also begin to realize that they are not defined solely by their classroom performance.

An ADDitude reader from Virginia

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