When you have dreams of pro-sports stardom for your kid, it's easy to drain your bank account.
Now available on audiobook: Until it Hurts and The Most Expensive Game in Town by Mark Hyman.
When are parents being supportive of their children's goals, and when do their own ambitions overshadow what is good for their kids?
Youth sports is more than just a fun pastime. It's an incredibly profitable market, and it's become crowded with companies and individuals eager to reap the rewards.
With the Tiger Woods era possibly behind us, could the new PGA champ be a model for how kids become sports stars?
The American Academy of Pediatric recently issued a report recommending that kids avoid drinking sports drinks and stick to water. But can youth sports organizations overcome their addiction to the marketing dollars linked to sports drinks?
Mark Hyman examines a new trend: prepping babies and toddlers for sports.
Is football too dangerous for kids?
Universal Issues and Unifying Words
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Mark Hyman, author of Until is Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How it Harms Our Kids, reviews the latest feel-good sports film, The Blind Side.
Not that long ago, I spent some time in the principal's office – about 45 minutes in a hardback chair, if I recall correctly. I've been thinking about that visit and about the principal of Windsor Mill Middle School outside Baltimore, Debbie Phelps. Debbie will be in Beijing for the next two weeks for the Summer Olympics, which begin Friday. Her 23-year-old son, Michael, will be there too. Michael is the iconic American swimmer of whom much is expected by U.S. sports fans. He will be the favorite in every race he enters during the Summer Games. A record eight gold medals is a possibility. Fewer than six for Phelps would be a stinging disappointment. It's a good thing Michael Phelps has the broadest shoulders on the planet. He'll need them to carry those outsized expectations.