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Kick start your kids

Parents play a crucial role in how their children approach sport.

This section covers how you can help your children enjoy sport; the health and social benefits; and what you can do to get your kids interested.

My parents didn't pressure me at all. They weren't very interested in sport. So the worst thing they did was show no interest, even when I was competing.
- Devon Allison, mother of two


My son the sports star
Conrad Field, whose disabled son, Adam plays wheelchair tennis, on the benefits of disability sport
Why do kids play sport?
Above all, it's about having fun. But sport has bags more to offer too.
Will Denise's child step into her shoes?
Olympic champion Denise Lewis on life as a Mum and her dreams for her family.
What are the benefits of sport?
As well as improving health and fitness, playing regular sport has lots of other benefits.
How to get them involved
Just because your children don't like ball games doesn't mean they're not suited to sport. Thought about martial arts or dance?
Davies: Better late than never
Don't let your child give up on sport, they could well be late developers like Welsh rugby legend Jonathan Davies.
How can I motivate my child?
We give you the lowdown on how to get your kids' enthusiasm rocking and rolling.
There's no guidebook, says Guscott
Former England rugby star turned BBC pundit Jeremy Guscott believes parenting is all about learning on the job.
FACT FILE
Almost all children (98%) take part in some sort of sporting activity out of school at least once a year.








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