Welcome back to Moms Talk, a feature that is part of a new initiative on our Patch sites to reach out to moms and families.
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions.
Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community are all welcome to weigh in and use the discussion forum as a resource. Each week, we'll pose a question and solicit feedback on a wide array of issues, but you should feel free to suggest questions you'd like to see discussed as well.
This week, our discussion turns to athletics. Joining a team is a big commitment, but how young is too young?
Participate in the discussion by telling us your thoughts in the comment section on this week's question:
With practice and travel to and from games, athletic teams often include a big commitment on the part of both the child and the parent. Additionally, they can create pressure on the child to perform at a very competitive level. At what age would you allow your child to participate in an organized sports team?