From baseball and basketball to bowling and fishing, recreational sports beckon with the promise of positive experiences for your child. Choosing the best sport to fit your child’s personality is not quite so obvious. Avoid forcing your favorite sports, said Nancy B. Irwin, a Los-Angeles based therapist with an emphasis in sports psychology. Instead, let her choose. “Expose her to a variety of sports activities (on TV and in real life), showing her which ones you like and see if they identify,” said Irwin.