5 Questions to Help Your Child Overcome Disappointments or “Failure” + MORE

5 Questions to Help Your Child Overcome Disappointments or “Failure” + MORE

Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Sophia and Elizabeth Glazer (Wellesley, Mass.) + MORE

The American Medical Association calls domestic violence a "public health problem that has reached epidemic proportions." Most victims are vulnerable women and children assaulted by male perpetrators. Most victims emerge physically battered or emotionally scarred. An alarming number end .... More »
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Sports Parenting Podcast: Parenting Tips from a Soccer Mom + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Skye Eddy Bruce of The Institute for Soccer Parenting. Skye is the founder of SoccerParenting.com and a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. As a mother of two athletes, she kno.... More »
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TITLE IX ISSUES: The Untapped Power of Moms Who Coach + MORE

 Women as Youth League Coaches  By Doug Abrams  With planning for spring youth league seasons underway in many communities, Renee Moilanen contributed a thoughtful article late last month in The Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.). The theme was that sports programs serve players best by assuring qu.... More »

Help Your Young Athlete PAY ATTENTION! + MORE

Does your young athlete PAY ATTENTION? Kids have a knack for not paying attention. Whether in school, at practice, or at home, they often  let their minds wander away from whatever it is they are supposed to be focused on. Maturity, however, will help them outgrow the tendency to be easily distrac.... More »
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Helping Kids Stop Socializing And Focus Before a Game

The Importance Of A Pregame Routine For Athletes Let’s face it. Many kids join sports teams to be with their friends. That means they love to chat with one another. But you want them to feel confident and capable about their athletic abilities. And when they talk with friends just before a game a.... More »
When your child experiences “failure” or makes mistakes in a game, the last thing he probably wants to do is think about it some more after it’s all over. During the game, coaches and parents will tell their kids to “shake it off,” which is a good idea in the heat of competition…

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I can remember the excitement I had as New Year’s Eve approached before I had kids. I would reflect on the past year, what I’d accomplished, and what the new year may bring. But the focus of my excitement was having a celebration.
I have to admit I was probably a little reckless — or carefree at best…

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