Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, hard.
Yeah, sport is about more than winning. Said no winner ever.
A two-year study of junior competitions in Canberra and Sydney found weight alone was not enough to determine what age grade a player should be playing in.
Hundreds of children across Australia are ending up in hospital emergency departments after sustaining injuries, including broken necks, at trampoline parks.
Variety is the key.
The month that kids are born should not affect long-term prospects in high-level sport.
The pint-sized surfer and skateboarder who shot to viral fame in 2016 has revealed she's facing a health battle.
"Mermaid tails and fins reduce a child's ability to swim by making it significantly more difficult for children to float, restricting their movement and increasing tiredness."
They look innocent, but parents are being warned not to take these to the beach.
We all want our children to persevere and be persistent.
Rob Berry is part of the team at the Balance Bike Clinic, a bicycle training school that fast-tracks the learning process for children to transition from tricycles to two-wheeled bikes by using small bicycles without pedals. "I would quite happily melt down every set of training wheels in the world," he says.