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

55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents + MORE
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How to Respect a Coach That You Don’t Respect + MORE

Has your child ever struggled with how to respect a coach that’s hard to like? Has this ever happened to you? Your child plays on a team with a coach that, for whatever reason, you just can’t respect. You are frustrated with him or her, and your frustration rubs off on your child. The en.... 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 »
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What to Say to Sports Kids After a Game + MORE

Communicating With Sports Kids After Games Sports parents often ask how to best communicate with their sports children after a game. This is a critical question; the messages that parents give their sports kids after a game can do wonders for their self-esteem and confidence, or on the contrary, do.... More »
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Safe Sledding

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Sledding is a fun winter activity that can be enjoyed even by the youngest kids Sledding is generally very safe but a surprising number of serious injuries do oc.... More »
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ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Still Trying to Curb Violent Acts by Angry Parents + MORE

 More About Why Criminal Prosecutions Can Help Control Parental Violence in Youth Sports By Doug Abrams   A few years ago, a Minnesota judge sentenced a father to six months in prison for grabbing his son’s pee wee hockey coach in a choke hold during a practice session while the 11-12-year-o.... More »
youth football tournaments 1470202651 646381151 55 Best Back to School Articles for Parents + MOREParents, are you ready for back-to-school? Teachers, would you like to share some great parenting articles with student’s families? 
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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