55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents + MORE

55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How Do You Explain “Tanking” to Kids? + MORE

I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »
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Making The Game Day “Go” Or “No Go” Decision

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The decision to allow an athlete to play or recommend sitting out is complex, and involves an assessment of medical factors, sport based risk evaluation, and sit.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: A Club Team Worth Emulating….

For years on my Sports Edge radio show, I have cautioned sports parents about the potential pitfalls and real concerns regarding travel team sports. Everything from unfair tryouts to coaches who want to win at all costs to the escalating amounts of time and money that having a child on a travel can .... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »

Inadequate Helmet Fit Increases Concussion Severity In High School Football Players

High school football players who sustain concussions while wearing improperly fitted helmets are at higher risk of experiencing more symptoms and taking longer to recover than those who are concussed wearing properly fitted helmets, with concussions of longer duration also more common in players w.... More »
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This popular list of back-to-school articles is updated each year. It contains some of the latest thinking and research on learning, achievement, family well-being, parent engagement, special needs children, youth sports, media, technology, discipline, homework, bullying — all the things parents think about at back-to-school time…

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junior football tournaments 1470202654 284269174 55 Best Back to School Articles for Parents + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Habits can be hard to change, but recent evidence shows that with focused effort it takes an average of 66 days to change a habit, and almost all habits can be changed
For athletes, technical changes in your game are the easiest types of habits to change
For parents of athletes and coaches, the changes are often more behavioral than technical but even these can be changed with focused effort

Habits- whether good ones or bad- are a part of our lives in sports, our occupations, our health, pretty much everything…

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