24.6.12

LET THE KIDS BE KIDS.

Chicago Tribune columnist John Keilman suggests that positional arms races in youth sports are for the benefit of the parents, not their kids.
I'm thinking of a recent day when my son went to a friend's house to play street hockey. At first it was just the two of them, but then other boys started pouring from their houses, and before you knew it, a dozen of them were running, laughing and blasting the lightweight puck at each other.

I'll bet he remembers that forever. It was a wonderful afternoon — mostlyno doubt,because adults had nothing to do with it.
Indeed. Go, read, and understand.

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