I did some research on technology and kids, and the amount of time spent outside. According to the article Children’s Time Outdoors, by L. Larson and others (2011), states that kids today are spending a lot less time outdoors. The main cause of this is the rise of technology. A study was done and about 57% of parents claim that the reason their children don’t go outside is because they are using some type of electronic, such as video games, watching TV, or listening to music (Larson 2011). Another study showed that kids from ages 8 to 18 spent an average of over seven hours on an... [+] Read more
Playing a sport as a child is a fun experience to meet new friends, develop social skills and learn more about a sport that interests you. Parents love to be a part of their child’s life, whether it is education, sports or friends, especially when they are young, but some parents take their child’s sport too far and get involved too much. Youth Sport Parenting Styles and Practices is a research article about how parenting styles influence a child experience while playing a sport. In this article by N. Holt and his colleagues describes the different parenting styles and how each style... [+] Read more
Steroid use in baseball has been a major problem since the 1990’s. Some superstar baseball players such as Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have been known to take steroids in their baseball career. Steroids increase the strength of a player, which increases their speed and gives them more power behind the bat. Major league baseball players were not tested until 2003, but the use of steroids in baseball was banned in 1971.
According to an article in Sports News Magazine, written by Stan McNeal, the rules for steroid use in baseball today is a 50 game suspension for first time... [+] Read more