Spring is finally here, which means it’s time for the kids to hit the fields and start playing sports. Even if your child isn’t super athletic, he or she can still participate in activities like jogging, rock climbing or biking and reap the benefits of regular exercise.

In this episode of ”The Parent Pep Talk”, a new podcast from Safe Kids Worldwide, former Georgetown basketball coach Craig Esherick explains the value of playing sports at an early age and shares the keys to being a successful youth sports parent. Craig is currently an associate professor and associate director of the Center for Sport Management at George Mason University. He is also the author of three textbooks, numerous chapters and articles on topics in the sports industry.

Also in the podcast, a teen panel answers a question about what to do if your child wants skip practice, and one dad shares his personal story about “sideline rage.” Plus, the Safe Kids Tip of the Week keeps young athletes safe and performing at their best.

”The Parent Pep Talk” is a heartfelt and humorous podcast filled with advice and understanding from empathetic experts, honest parents and teens who are willing to talk. It’s for all parents looking for a little perspective, a few well-tested tips and the feeling that you’re probably doing a lot better than you think, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month.

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Safe Kids Worldwide Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.

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