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

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

How Sports Parents Can Up Their Game + MORE

Sports parents, are you teachable? Are you willing to keep learning about how to be a better parent or do you think you’ve got it all figured out and don’t need any improvement? Most parents would probably say they could use some help, but when it comes to sports parents, it seems like m.... More »
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Pre-Game Nerves? 8 Tips to Cope + MORE

  In spite of all our assumptions about what it takes to become a capable athlete – strength, agility, speed, balance, technical skills, cooperative behavior – one of the MOST IMPORTANT skills you can master is that of staying calm and composed under pressure. Staying loose pre-performance is.... More »

8 Reasons that Sports Parents Need a Coach

Everyone can use a good coach. Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen. Pete Carrol, head coach Seattle Seahawks. I love that this .... More »

USA Today: Outdated misconceptions make concussions worse + MORE

USA Today: Outdated misconceptions make concussions worse Only one game into the newest NFL season and we’re already in knee-deep controversy surrounding concussions. After a series of unpunished helmet-to-helmet hits on the Carolina Panther’s Cam Newton, many worried that the reigning M.... More »

Is Your Child Winning in His/Her Head?

I suppose you hear it all the time. Sports is a mental game more than a physical one. After watching 3 kids play sports from pre-school through college, I know for a fact that if an athlete cannot win in his or her head, it’s doubtful he or she will win in the game. Parents,...Read More .... 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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