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Articles for Parents

Parents want the best for their children - that's true on and off the sports field, court or mat. Watching your children play sports and be active can be exciting and nerve racking. We're here to help make it the best experience for you and your child.

From how to be a positive parent for your young athlete to ideas for outdoor activities for you family, our sports medicine experts have advice to help you. Check out our latest articles for parents.

Top 5 Hikes for Families in the Denver Area

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your family this summer? How about going for a hike? Here are some of the top hikes for families near Denver.

Why to Eat Dinner with Your Family

Find out why researchers are saying eating dinner with your family is so important.

Colorado in Bloom: Where to Go for a Summer Wildflower Hike with Your Family

The Rocky Mountains provide the perfect setting for your family to enjoy a hike in the heart of wildflower country. Learn more about our best hikes.

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Back-to-School Sports Physicals

Prior to the start of preseason, all young athletes should have a sports physical to ensure they are healthy and ready to return to sports. Read our tips.

A Parent's Guide to Traveling with Sports Club Teams

Traveling with your child’s sports club team can be a fun and memorable experience. Follow this guide and you will be in great condition for the big trip!

Overtraining and Burnout in Young Athletes

Highly-driven young athletes often struggle with overtraining syndrome. Learn how to help your child manage or prevent this pressure.

How Busy Families Can Make Time for Physical Activity

The demands of daily life can make it hard to find time to exercise. See what our sports medicine expert suggests to help busy families be more active.

How To Be a Positive Parent of a Young Athlete

It’s important to set a good example of sportsmanship for your kids and other parents. Read these helpful tips for being a positive parent.

Don't Let Asthma Sideline Your Child

Regular exercise can help your child's asthma. Learn from our asthma expert what you can do to keep your child in the game.

Five Fun Outdoor Activities

Check out these five fun outdoor spring and summer activities in Colorado.