WHEN I WAS a kid, you would never find me at home on the weekends or during the school holidays. I would go and knock on my friend’s door, and we were off playing outside. It didn’t matter what we played as long as we were out. I instilled that same attitude into my sons because it worked for me.
But I could never articulate why it worked until I stumbled across a study by Université de Montréal psycho educator, Marie-Josée Harbec. She said that boys who do sports at a young age tend to have better mental health when they reach middle childhood and are more active as adolescents. It was a study that was too good not to share.
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