Encouraging Leadership Skills in Youth Sports
Leadership skills are essential for sports kids who want to become more valuable to their teams.
Here’s the good news: Becoming a leader is a straightforward process that requires the same commitment and dedication your kids would give to their jump s.... More »
Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible.
However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen.
This can undermine kids’ performance and con.... More »
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This post is sponsored by Shannon McDougall, author of Beginning Mental Training Skills, a program that trains athletes to deal with anxiety and disappointment in youth sports. It’s not fun to watch your child get discouraged when playing sports. Unfortunately, we can’t give our kids.... More »
A Guest Post from Julie Sams, MA, LPC
Anxiety stems from your child’s reaction to stress, and according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America affects one in every 8th child. From the child who is deeply afraid of bees to the child who will not leave their home out of fear, anxiet.... More »
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Finding the Right Tech Balance on Vacation
In today’s uber-connected culture it seems everyone from preschoolers to baby boomers are glued to phones, tablets, laptops, and a whole host of other techno-gadgetry. There’s certainly a place for that in our busy lives –those tools are necessary components of business, school, and maintaining calendars…
“Here is my question,” a mother concerned with her 10 year-old son’s sports experience recently wrote me. “I am not afraid that my son will quit sports by the time he is 13. I am afraid that he will be denied the opportunity to play. My son is coordinated and coachable. He LOVES sports; we […