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Master of Arts in Education
This paper reviews the literature, analyzes factors that influence a child's enjoyment in sport, and discusses strategies that can be used by parents to create a more fun experience for children in sport. The literature discusses three main factors that affect a child's participation in athletics: 1. Parental pressure; 2. Readiness in sport ; and 3. Verbal comments.
Magana, Elissia Annette, "Why can't kids be kids anymore: The impact of parental obsession in youth sport" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3591.